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said the nurse, holding a box of them. That was an old tag line for a cute cartoon I saw in a magazine a long time ago. Doesn't take much to imagine what the doctor might have been thinking.

In this case - as a newcomer to beekeeping - I'd like to substitute "queen cells" for thermometers. I've read that you can cut out extra queen cells from a comb and use them to start nucs.

How exactly is this done? :scratch: Do you just press them into the comb in an area of empty cells? What would be the step by step procedure? How much brood, how many bees and (I only have top bar hives) how many bars of honey and pollen would you include? I'm eager for any input you all may have. Thanks.
 

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Stone, as a newcomer to beekeeping you have alot to learn before getting to that point. But coodoes for asking.

Cut them from the comb and hang them between top bars of a queenless split. That's the short answer. Or do like bobber said.
 
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