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Grafted my first queen cells last Saturday. Used 3 bars with 13 cell cups each for total of 39. Put them in a strong 2 story hive with cloake board between upper and lower boxes. Checked today and all but one drawn out and all but 6 capped.

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Plan to do another frame this weekend. Hope this one wasn't beginners luck.

Johnny
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x $3.50-They're not mated queens yet

They look nice though. I would be happy to accomplish that. Some seem a little short but I don't raise my own, I buy my cells already made. I wish I had the time and/or patience to do that. Congrats.
 

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I'm impressed. The whole queen-growing process is still a mystery to me.

Are you literally just pulling young larva out of cells, sticking them in the Queen cups, and putting the frame back into a regular, working hive?

If that's the case, what prompts them to make queens when they've already got one? Or do you remove her?

Clearly, I don't have a clue, but would love to learn more.
 

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Joseph I normally use photobucket, but for some reason couldn't log on. So I used flicker and this was the only way I could get it to work.

Any flickr users know how to make them show up without linking?

Johnny
 
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