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Offline SlickMick

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Understanding the Hopkins method of making new queens
« on: June 18, 2009, 11:16:15 PM »

I understand the process of the Hopkins method of breeding queens up to the stage of attaching the capped queen cell to the frame in the nuc.

The queen cells were developed in their usual upside down on top of the frames. After they were capped they are removed from the frame and inserted into the queenless hive on another frame in a position that from my impression is horizontal instead of vertical.

Is this correct?

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Re: Understanding the Hopkins method of making new queens
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2009, 01:07:11 AM »
queen cells need to be vertical, you make a spot in a frame or lightly wedge between top bars but make sur it want fall, I use plastic cup and a cell protector that has a side point that sticks in the frames. 

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