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I made a holder for the frame of eggs, extended the bee space below to 1 1/4 inches.
I had a plastic foundation frame with drawn comb on it, I scarped one side clean so to encourage the queen to use the side I want the QC on.
Today day 1 I put that frame (medium) into the brood chamber of my best hive. I will check it in three days.
Then I will put it in my nuc that was setup today so it is queenless.

I will post pictures latter and keep an update on the process.
 

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I'm looking forward to seeing your results. I am going to try the cell punch method next week, if I can get some woodwork done. I just don't see the need in grafting for my small scale needs with other viable options out there.
 

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That's my point in doing the Hopkins method, it really is an experement for me to try it.
In our area I know no one who rasies queens for emergencies or to sell.
I have nucs setup to raise one or two queens, but I want to try to build up some more hives this year. I will post pictures of the frame holder tomorrow. I am not that picky about wood working for this so it is very rough.
 

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Please keep us posted on how this is working.
 
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