Queen Rearing Calendar for 5/6/2014
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Mother Colony Name/ID
Grafting Medium Used
Cell Cup Style/Color
Grafter's Name

Day # DOW Date Task/Status Notes
1Saturday 5/3 The egg is laid by the queen mother.
2Sunday 5/4

3Monday 5/5Select or create a queenless starter hiveStarter hive Name/ID:
4Tuesday 5/6Graft the day-old larvae into cell cups, and insert into a queenless cell builder colony.Number of Cells Grafted:
5Wednesday 5/7

6Thursday 5/8Check your grafts: the bees should have started to to draw out the cells and feed the larvae with royal jelly. If not, re-graft.Number of Cells Accepted:
7Friday 5/9

8Saturday 5/10

9Sunday 5/11Queen cells are capped
10Monday5/12Sensitive developmental phase - do not move cells and be very gentle when opening the hive.
11Tuesday5/13
12Wednesday5/14
13Thursday5/15Move the capped queen cells into mating nucs
14Friday5/16

15Saturday5/17

16Sunday5/18Queens hatch
17Monday5/19

18Tuesday5/20Discard any unhatched cells
19Wednesday5/21

20Thursday5/22

21Friday5/23Mating Flights
22Saturday5/24
23Sunday5/25

24Monday5/26

25Tuesday5/27

26Wednesday5/28

27Thursday5/29

28Friday5/30

29Saturday5/31

30Sunday6/1

31Monday6/2

32Tuesday6/3

33Wednesday6/4

34Thursday6/5Check Nuc for eggs.
35Friday6/6

36Saturday6/7

37Sunday6/8

38Monday6/9

39Tuesday6/10Check Nuc for larvae.
40Wednesday6/11Larvae found? If so, the queen is ready!

41Thursday6/12Re-queen if no eggs are present.

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