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My larvae are not floating in royal jelly. Quite dry. Hive is humming along well, but I want to try grafting and the larvae come out stuck to the grafting tool. I have watched many grafting videos and none were as dry as mine. They have sugar water and they are storing nectar and a little bee bread. This package was installed over a month ago and is filled with brood. The weather has been in the 60’s F. Any thoughts?
 

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I set up my starter like this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enUAOPyWrg8&t=2s

After you set that up you have a lot of queenless nurse bees with no larvae to feed and lots of food and water for them to use to make royal jelly. I you put the frame of larvae in there for about a hour before you graft they will be swimming in royal jelly. Now you graft and then put the cells back in the starter and the brood frame back in it's hive.
 
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