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Offline jclark96

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Queen cells
« on: June 21, 2010, 12:11:32 PM »
I split my hive this spring. When I checked them at day 9 there were about 20 nice queen cells. Not being very experienced with rearing queens I left them in the hives. So my question is, how tough are queen cells? I have seen them offered on the internet, can you ship them? Or wait for them to emerge?

Offline wd

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Re: Queen cells
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2010, 02:45:06 PM »
If I knew someone local that needed a queen, I'd consider giving away a queen cell or 3, other wise, I'd let the colony sort and choose a queen themselves. Perhaps thin out some of the cells to the best in my eyes. crossing county and state lines is another ball game.

Offline jclark96

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Re: Queen cells
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2010, 08:26:52 PM »
I let them figure it out.  We split one hive into three, then one hive swarmed, so we now have four. They are nice big fat queens. :)

 

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