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Author Topic: What is the ideal environment for prepping larva?  (Read 665 times)
David LaFerney
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« on: August 07, 2009, 05:57:45 PM »

When using one of the methods where you turn frames of regular cells pointing down to simulate queen cells what is the ideal environment for doing the manipulation - killing extraneous larva or whatever - and how much time do you have to get them into the cell builder hive?

I think that my best chance of doing this successfully would be if I can use a lighted desk magnifier on my work bench in my non climate controlled garage - my wife probably wouldn't go for it on the kitchen table.  It gets pretty warm in there on any sunny day which I am thinking is good.  I've never seen it mentioned other than to do it in the shade and keep them covered with a cloth.

"It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." Samuel Clemens

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