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. American bee journal. Bee culture; Bees. 276 THE AMERICAN BEE JOURNAL. April 13, 1905. as given in " Scientific Queen-Rearing'," and place the same in the space left by taking the frame out, when the bees will go on and perfect them just the same as they would in a well-stocked two-story hive later on, according to my experience of later years. But I like the two-story plan the best when colonies become strong enough so that can be used, as it costs less work in rearing queens where one colony is used to do this work the whole season through, as is generally my custom. As soon as t

. American bee journal. Bee culture; Bees. 276 THE AMERICAN BEE JOURNAL. April 13, 1905. as given in " Scientific Queen-Rearing'," and place the same in the space left by taking the frame out, when the bees will go on and perfect them just the same as they would in a well-stocked two-story hive later on, according to my experience of later years. But I like the two-story plan the best when colonies become strong enough so that can be used, as it costs less work in rearing queens where one colony is used to do this work the whole season through, as is generally my custom. As soon as t Stock Photo
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. American bee journal. Bee culture; Bees. 276 THE AMERICAN BEE JOURNAL. April 13, 1905. as given in " Scientific Queen-Rearing'," and place the same in the space left by taking the frame out, when the bees will go on and perfect them just the same as they would in a well-stocked two-story hive later on, according to my experience of later years. But I like the two-story plan the best when colonies become strong enough so that can be used, as it costs less work in rearing queens where one colony is used to do this work the whole season through, as is generally my custom. As soon as the queen-cells are ripe prepare nuclei to receive them ; or, if you wish to supersede your old queens with these cells, or with queens from them, kill the old queens from 36 to 48 hours before the cells will be ripe enough to remove from your breeding colony, which will be in 11 days if you have used very small larvse, or 10 days if larvae as old as 36 hours were used when the cells were started. It is better to make a colony or two up into nuclei if possible rather than keep all the colonies without a laying queen from 10 to 15 days while the queens from these cells are becoming laying mothers, as the rule is that the queen from the ripe cell will emerge in from 5 to IS hours after the cell is given the colony, then it will be 7 to 9 days before she mates with the drone, and from 2 to 3 days more before she goes to laying. And during these 12 to IS days from the time of the killing of the old queen till the queen from the given cell gets to laying, the old one, if not disturbed, would lay eggs enough (the same giving bees which would be on the stage of action in just the right time for the honey harvest) to make all the difference between a good crop of honey and a poor one. By breaking up 2 or 3 colonies for nuclei the old queens can be allowed to lay right along till the young ones are laying, and then by the Simmins' plan of direct introduc- tion, no time of the rest of the

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