Tagged: queen rearing

Reclaim Plastic Queen Cups

The Idea Want to reclaim and reuse those plastic queen cups? It’s easy. Just use melted beeswax as a cleaning solvent. The Details You’ll...

Joe Waggle’s Crayon

Pondering trapping swarms and swarm boxes, I remember a neat idea Joe Waggle once proposed. He incorporated lemon grass essential oil into melted beeswax....

Two Day Old Cells

The Idea Larry Connor, in the January 2009 American Bee Journal, page 53, writes about French beekeepers using two day old queen cells, instead...

Hand Fertilization

The Idea Below is a copy of some correspondence between Michael Haberl and I concerning hand fertilization. I’ve never tried it. But it’s an...

Queen Marking

The Idea Intensive beekeepers often need to assure that a particular queen is still in a hive. Marking them is one way to do...

Accelerated Rearing

The Idea Accelerated rearing using a single nuc to both mate and mature caged virgin queens at the same time. It almost doubles the...

Thin Grafting Frame

The Idea A thinner grafting frame simply works better. The Details I’ve used a standard 1 3/8″ frame for a grafting frame. The cell...

Grafting Tools

The Idea After using just about every conceivable kind of grafting tool, I’ve found the Chinese grafting tool is: more user friendly faster cheaper...

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