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I added some more photos to the album linked above at one of our bigger mating yards, probably has upwards of 2000 splits in it. I've very well suited for mating, an old orange grove replanted in pine trees, and right next to a current orange grove.
 

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Great pictures, especially since there is no snow. Thanks for sharing. Question from someone who knows nothing about queen rearing. What is the picture of with the horizontal frame-tray like things with circular things in rows? (Lots of unknown "things" in that sentence!)
 

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@clgs, I believe you are asking about our queen cell carriers, once we harvest from the queen cell frames they get stored in the carrier for easy storage and transportation.
 

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sheesh....what are u at ....a 98% take on those grafts ? great job !
May i remind you that its all in what you see and never about what you don't see. My guess is that the frames to the side are less than 98%. Not discounting the way these sweet ones look at all. Nicely done. Anyone who thinks 98% is possible all the time has been watching to many news clips about "all " the people swishing half court shots. The ones that bricked never make the news.I suspect its the same here and with other cell shots we see.

Bound to be some 100%'ers from someone on here. Think I'll move a few cells around and post a few "cell-o-shopped" pics.
 

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That was a shot of one of the better frames, but we do generally hit between 85 and 90 percent of our grafts.
 

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Impressive.. good to see progress in nature.. hold on everybody Full spring time is on the way ...
 

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Added a few more pics, link is in the first post, from our first round of inspections, also pics of our incubator full of another round of queen cells.
 

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impressive .. Gives me hope that it can be done....
 

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@snl there is a rim molded into the box to lock the cover into place,
are you asking abouth the polystyrene boxes?
 

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@snl there is a rim molded into the box to lock the cover into place,
Thanks, yes. I should have looked further into your pics....... I see that that "rim" is on the poly boxes and as you said to hold them in place. How do like using the poly nucs?
 

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The ones I get are great, Very durable boxes, metal reinforced lids. Also a layer of hard plastic where the frames rest, and where the cover touches the nuc box makes for easy scraping when they get propolised/waxes up.

I can make nucs earlier than normal with less bees and still get good results because of the insulation value of the box.

We have probably 2000, we have ordered a few semi loads, they come out of Canada.


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