First graft, 2019

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Wally
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First graft, 2019

Post by Wally » Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:50 am

We set up the starter hive Thursday and grafted 40 plus cells Friday. All Wayne's bees.

Checked them Yesterday.
Didn't brush the bees off for an exact count, but it looks like about a 50% take. About 20 cells being drawn out and about the same being ignored. With the weather the way it is, I'm happy with that. I'll post an exact count in about 6 days when we move them into the incubator.

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Re: First graft, 2019

Post by DuaneB » Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:45 pm

Thanks for the update, Wally.

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Re: First graft, 2019

Post by Wally » Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:59 pm

Moved 16 cells to the incubator today. Put 2 more frames in the starter to be cleaned. Will graft into them tomorrow.

16 of 40 doesn't sound too good, but it was rainy and cold here the day we grafted, so I'm not too awful disappointed.

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Re: First graft, 2019

Post by Wally » Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:04 am

Jacobs, myself, Keith from Beez Needz, and another helper set up 15 mating units yesterday and installed Wayne's queen cells.
Hopefully, we will get a few nucs and queens for sale from them.

We also grafted again Friday, March 22. Checked them yesterday and counted about 29, Those, too, were Wayne's bees.

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