Tag Archive: drone

Apr 15

Drones – Time to graft.

Inspections last week found very little in the way of capped drone cells.  This Sunday was a completely different story.

As you can see by the lower picture, the hives have consumed the majority of the pollen patties placed earlier and now  have a large quantity of drone brood.    I did check …

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Apr 09

When to Begin Grafting

There are really two things two things that one needs to consider before they graft for the first time in the season.  The availability of drones is the first.  To successfully raise queens one must have a plentiful supply of dones for mating and they must be mature drones.  Drones in the larvae state when …

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