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Offline bailey

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grafted cell acceptance
« on: March 06, 2010, 10:10:56 PM »
how long after placing grafts into a cell builder before you can tell if the larve are accepted?
i grafted today 3-6-10 and dont know when to look at the new grafts to see if they were accepted.

any assistance is welcome.

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Re: grafted cell acceptance
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2010, 10:19:15 PM »
I usually check mine after 24 hrs. but that's just because I'm so curious. If you keep your starter broodless and queenless they work the grafts right off the bat. Heck, they go right to work regardless.

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Re: grafted cell acceptance
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2010, 10:33:05 PM »
Bailey, Alan said for experience sake check them at 12 & 24hr intervals. Within 30-40 minutes BTW, the bees will pull out any damaged larvae.

Good luck and yell at me tomorrow with your results.

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