Queen Rearing Calendar Updated .xlsx
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JC's Queen Rearing Calendar
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.11/12/2018
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DayDayDateTask/StatusNotes
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1Thursday11/8Mother queen lays eggs.
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2Friday11/9
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3Saturday11/10Eggs hatch/ Pupa stage begins
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4Sunday11/11Make up cell starter colony. Step 1 Begin Here
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5Monday11/12Graft the day-old larva into cell cups, and insert it into a queenless cell starter colony.
Step 2 (Grafting Day)
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6Tuesday11/13Transfer grafting frame to cell finisher. Step 3
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Wednesday
11/14
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8Thursday11/15CHECK GRAFTS: are bees drawing out cells and feeding royal jelly? Yes, Refill feeder and close hive …………………….No, Re-graftStep 4
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9Friday11/16
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10Saturday11/17Queen cells are capped
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11Sunday11/18SENSITIVE DEVELOPMENT STAGE
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12Monday11/19Do not move cells and be very
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13Tuesday11/20gentle when in the the hive
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Wednesday
11/21Make up queenless mating nucsStep 5
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15Thursday11/22Transfer queen cells to queenless mating nucs Step 6
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16Friday11/23Queens emerges
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17Saturday11/24
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18Sunday11/25
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19Monday11/26Discard any unhatched eggs in cellsStep 7
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20Tuesday11/27
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Wednesday
11/28Mating flights
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22Thursday11/29Mating flights
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23Friday11/30
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24Saturday12/1
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25Sunday12/2
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26Monday12/3
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27Tuesday12/4
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Wednesday
12/5
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29Thursday12/6
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30Friday12/7
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31Saturday12/8
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32Sunday12/9
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33Monday12/10
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34Tuesday12/11
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Wednesday
12/12Check nucs for eggsStep 8
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36Thursday12/13
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37Friday12/14
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38Saturday12/15Check nucs for larvaeStep 9
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39Sunday12/16Larvae found? If so the queen is ready
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40Monday12/17Re-queen if no eggs or larvae foundStep 10
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41Tuesday12/18
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Wednesday
12/19
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Note:*Queens mating flights can vary depending on weather conditions. Lower or higher temperatures for example will slow down or speed up process.
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*So pay attention to upcoming weather and plan backwards from there to graft.
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