First time grafting results

The verdict is in… 


The picture above is the result of my first attempt at grafting for queens. 


This one is from my second attempt. From a different mother. I think I’m going to try one more time this year then I’m going to focus on getting everyone up to winter weight. 

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4 comments on “First time grafting results
  1. I have done grafting in botany, but what is it in bee keeping?

    • Brian says:

      I’m planning to do a more detailed post in the near future. Basically to use a special tool that will allow you to remove the correct age larvae from the brood frame. Then insert it into a queen cup. The bees can then raise a queen if the graft is accepted. There is of coarse much more to it, but this is the quick version.

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