Monthly Archives: July 2011

An Idea for Practicing Grafting Honeybee Larvae

A recap of our group’s queen bee grafting endeavors, and an idea on how to practice grafting honeybee larvae without a cell builder to test one’s grafts Continue reading

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Grafting Honeybee Larvae to Make Queen Cells

Grafting honeybee larvae to create queen cells. Continue reading

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Workers and Queen Cells Unite! Adventures in Queen Rearing, Part 2

Our group puts the gathered nurse honeybees and a queen cell into mini-mating nuclei (nucs) to allow the queen bee to emerge and begin to lay eggs. Continue reading

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Queen Rearing – A Sequence of Events – Part 1: Shaking Bees

Gathering nurse bees using a honeybee shaker box – part 1 of a series on our on-going queen rearing project at Bruce Bowen Bees in Mt. Vernon, Washington Continue reading

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