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by DonTravieso
Sun Jun 19, 2016 4:11 am
Forum: Queen Rearing
Topic: Two Queens???
Replies: 1
Views: 266

Two Queens???

So I've finally successfully raised some queens. Did walk away splits and ended up with 11 queen cells,which are now in queen castles. I was so excited I decided to give it another try. I split a good healthy hive and looked forward to going back in 10 days to see a similar result with milultiple Qu...
by DonTravieso
Tue May 31, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: Queen Rearing
Topic: Queen graft failure.
Replies: 1
Views: 310

Queen graft failure.

Tried my hand at Queen grafting. Failed. I'm fixing to try again and wondered if I could pick your brains. When removing the larvae, do y'all push into the bottom of the cell? I used a 1/0 paintbrush. Probably rolled the larvae. I also wonder if the queen excluder might have been two large for the s...
by DonTravieso
Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Advanced Beekeeping
Topic: Queen rearing
Replies: 25
Views: 1314

Re: Queen rearing

You can basically start when a hive has drones flying. Ensures that a queen can get mated. Weather plays a big role as well. I'm using snelgrove boards to do vertical splits and get a honey crop. For a while I'll be running 2 queen systems in them. If a split fails you can easily recombine and try ...
by DonTravieso
Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Advanced Beekeeping
Topic: Queen rearing
Replies: 25
Views: 1314

Queen rearing

So I'm about to start on my journey into queen rearing and have a few questions. First, how do I know it's best to do a walk away split? What conditions are best for the bees? I have three hives. I believe one to two of them might be almost ready to split but don't want to do it too early. Second, I...
by DonTravieso
Sat Oct 10, 2015 11:25 pm
Forum: Southern Plains States
Topic: Cut out in fall? Northwest of San Antonio about 50 miles
Replies: 0
Views: 406

Cut out in fall? Northwest of San Antonio about 50 miles

My daughter just found a hive of bees I believe obsconded(so?) last fall. They have made a home in an old collapsed shed on back of the property. I need to clean up the property but am worried doing a cut out in fall might hurt the bees chances of wintering well. I know our winters are fairly mild b...
by DonTravieso
Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Texas y'all!
Replies: 0
Views: 210

Texas y'all!

I'm a second year beek. I live in Bandera Tx. Want to keep bees treatment free.

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