Tag Archive: queen rearing

Apr 09

Queens Delayed This Year

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In a typical year silver maples would have bloomed several weeks ago and we would be seeing hives increasing in size significantly and a fair amount of drone brood.

This has not been a typical year so far.  And unlike last year that was several weeks ahead, this year is the opposite.  The silver …

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Apr 09

When to Begin Grafting

Drone Brood

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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