The best cell starter

The modified Snelgrove board by Pasaga Ramic is an excellent starter board. http://www.elgon.es/diary/?p=167 Where you usually have the broodnest box(-es) – on the bottom board…

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First Queen

Beware ye old men, the day have come when women run faster. Like in the old days of the survival of farmers, when the women…

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Taking home the breeder

A week ago I brought home the breeder queens for ease of grafting. They should at least have been treatment free last year (2013) and…

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We all know we need resistant bees

I love Inner Cover in Bee Culture. Almost like with poems Kim Flottum is firing up our minds with right on the spot insights and…

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The best queen cell starter?

There are different ways of producing queen cells. It’s always good to have a number at hand, especially during the beginning of the season, but…

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