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The Practical Queen Breeder: Beekeeping Naturally

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My intent for this book is a step by step of how I do queen breeding and queen rearing. Some of this will be why I do it, but mostly it will be what I do. I may mention other methods in passing, but mostly this is just what I currently do. I have done many things in the past and most of them worked more or less. This method is the one I find most reliable in getting cells started, finished and mated. This is not to say that other methods don’t work. A lot of what works and doesn’t has to do with circumstances. If there is a flow you don’t seem to be able to do anything wrong. If there is a dearth things become quite difficult and sometimes you don’t seem to be able to do anything right. The reason I do this method is that it has the most success in my experience under adverse conditions as well as good conditions.

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