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ronwhite3030
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« on: November 09, 2010, 12:22:16 AM »

I was wondering if anyone has used this queen system from better bee. I do not have a steady hand for grafting and was wondering if it works or if it is a waste of money.
http://www.betterbee.com/products.asp?dept=631


thanks in advance for your replies.
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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2010, 12:42:47 AM »

 that kit is good--they give more in there kit than others-anther possibility for you
is to drive to kohen they are in glen-cant be that far for you-buy cells for your mating nucs
$4.25 pop them in and you are off to the races-RDY-B
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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2010, 12:46:47 AM »

what is kohl? and what do u mean pop them in?
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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2010, 01:04:25 AM »

what is kohl? and what do u mean pop them in?

spell cheker malfuntion--   http://www.koehnen.com/
ripe queen cells just pop them in like gum drops-- cheesy  cheesy RDY-B
click queens and scroll down to the part about queen cells
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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2010, 01:25:16 AM »

thanks for clearing that up.
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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2010, 09:09:08 AM »

There are several similar systems. They work fine if you do standard queen rearing practices otherwise.  You still need a crowded cell builder.  You still need all the usual tweaks to make queen rearing work. You just don't have to graft.
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« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2010, 10:36:15 AM »

thanks michael for commenting, its the grafting that I will have a hard time with i think, but we will see im going to give grafting a try before I get the system
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