Presumably it is also a magnet for nurse bees, which is why it will be there alongside the grafts, to get the right bees into the area. Easy to check later if they have started cells on that frame too.....and I worry about this NBU not with standing, the frame of "their own brood" seems to me to be a magnet for cell starting far more than the grafts.
Hi PH, do you have this file, or anyone as the link is broken.Posted by: "Ben Harden"
Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:40 pm
It was Tom Lehrer who recommended that mere mortals should resort to
plagiarism as the road to success or fame.
If you have access to a library and can get, Dave Wilkinson and Mike Brown,
2002, Rearing Queen Honey Bees in a Queenright Colony, American Bee Journal
142, 270-274. you will have a much more comprehensive account of the process
than my few words in a Nutshell.
At the Central Science Laboratory the colonies used are double brood
chamber Smiths rather than the single box my colonies inhabit; none the less
the process and principles are the same.
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Re: Ben Harden Q rearing method?
Posted by: "Peter Edwards"
Sat Mar 28, 2009 9:03 am
> If you have access to a library and can get, Dave Wilkinson and Mike
> 2002, Rearing Queen Honey Bees in a Queenright Colony, American Bee
> 142, 270-274.