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Author Topic: How to get a queen to lay eggs?  (Read 900 times)
jsmob
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« on: February 16, 2009, 09:16:43 PM »

 I have some new drawn wax that I would like to use to rear queens. What would be the best way to get the queen to lay in this frame, without caging her?
 Just drop it in the middle of the brood nest for a day? What about creating a queen cell builder and  putting her in it for 24HRS? Then return her to the original hive.
 I would like to have a frame of eggs that I know the age of to work from. Thanks for your help
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2009, 12:48:51 AM »

If you watch as you work the hive, the queen starts laying in frames on one side of the box and continues to the other side. Find the pattern of your hive, and slip that frame right next to the frame the queen is currently laying on, next in line in the direction she is moving in the hive as she lays. She will prefer to lay in virgin comb to old comb, so she will move to it next in line quite readily.
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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2009, 08:55:50 PM »

well it takes 3 days for a egg to hatch, drop it in and check it in the morning and evenings, when you see eggs then you know when it will hatch, ain't hard, look on the side or middle of the hive and look for eggs or young brood and place it there, it could happen the first day and then again they might want to polish the cells a day or so before she lays, easiest way is look for young larva and graft from those  Wink , easier than you think!
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