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JC's Queen Rearing Calendar
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4/25/20185/21/2018
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DayDayDateTask/StatusNotes
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1Thursday5/17Mother queen lays eggs.
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2Friday5/18
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3Saturday5/19Eggs hatch/ Pupa stage begins
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4Sunday5/20Make up cell starter colony. Step 1 Begin Here
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5Monday5/21Graft the day-old larva into cell cups, and insert it into a queenless cell starter colony.
Step 2 (Grafting Day)
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6Tuesday5/22Transfer grafting frame to cell finisher. Step 3
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Wednesday
5/23
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8Thursday5/24CHECK GRAFTS: are bees drawing out cells and feeding royal jelly? Yes, Refill feeder and close hive …………………….No, Re-graftStep 4
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9Friday5/25
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10Saturday5/26Queen cells are capped
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11Sunday5/27SENSITIVE DEVELOPMENT STAGE
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12Monday5/28Do not move cells and be very
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13Tuesday5/29gentle when in the the hive
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Wednesday
5/30Make up queenless mating nucsStep 5
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15Thursday5/31Transfer queen cells to queenless mating nucs Step 6
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16Friday6/1Queens emerges
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17Saturday6/2
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18Sunday6/3
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19Monday6/4Discard any unhatched eggs in cellsStep 7
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20Tuesday6/5
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Wednesday
6/6Mating flights
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22Thursday6/7Mating flights
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23Friday6/8
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24Saturday6/9
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25Sunday6/10
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26Monday6/11
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27Tuesday6/12
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Wednesday
6/13
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29Thursday6/14
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30Friday6/15
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31Saturday6/16
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32Sunday6/17
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33Monday6/18
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34Tuesday6/19
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Wednesday
6/20Check nucs for eggsStep 8
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36Thursday6/21
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37Friday6/22
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38Saturday6/23Check nucs for larvaeStep 9
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39Sunday6/24Larvae found? If so the queen is ready
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40Monday6/25Re-queen if no eggs or larvae foundStep 10
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41Tuesday6/26
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Wednesday
6/27
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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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