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Offline The Bix

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My first attempt at grafting...
« on: April 09, 2012, 09:58:52 PM »
I grafted 15 cells and only one of them took.  It's difficult to tell just how big it is from the picture, but I measured it.  From the bottom of the cell bar to the tip is just over 1.5"

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Offline AllenF

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Re: My first attempt at grafting...
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2012, 10:49:36 PM »
The start of something good there.

Offline AliciaH

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Re: My first attempt at grafting...
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2012, 11:49:48 AM »
Lookin' good so far!  :)


Offline Rex "Hawk" Smith

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Re: My first attempt at grafting...
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2012, 01:04:29 PM »
Looks good John!

I'll be practicing the same later on this summer year when "life" has settled down a bit.  I'm also going to make my own queen cups.

Did you put this into a queenless hive, or into a queenright hive?


Offline The Bix

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Re: My first attempt at grafting...
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2012, 12:37:16 PM »
I made up a mating nuc (queenless of course) and put it in there this past Tuesday.  Day 10 from grafting was this past Wednesday.

Also, I've read a few books and listened to many different ways to make queens and I decided to follow this procedure:

http://doorgarden.com/11/simple-honey-bee-queen-rearing-for-beginners

 

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