Queen Rearing Calendar for 3/7/2013
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Mother Colony Name/ID
Grafting Medium Used
Cell Cup Style/Color
Grafter's Name

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

3Wednesday 3/6Select or create a queenless starter hiveStarter hive Name/ID:
4Thursday 3/7Graft the day-old larvae into cell cups, and insert into a queenless cell builder colony.Number of Cells Grafted:
5Friday 3/8

6Saturday 3/9Check 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:
7Sunday 3/10

8Monday 3/11

9Tuesday 3/12Queen cells are capped
10Wednesday3/13Sensitive developmental phase - do not move cells and be very gentle when opening the hive.
11Thursday3/14
12Friday3/15
13Saturday3/16Move the capped queen cells into mating nucs
14Sunday3/17

15Monday3/18

16Tuesday3/19Queens hatch
17Wednesday3/20

18Thursday3/21Discard any unhatched cells
19Friday3/22

20Saturday3/23

21Sunday3/24Mating Flights
22Monday3/25
23Tuesday3/26

24Wednesday3/27

25Thursday3/28

26Friday3/29

27Saturday3/30

28Sunday3/31

29Monday4/1

30Tuesday4/2

31Wednesday4/3

32Thursday4/4

33Friday4/5

34Saturday4/6Check Nuc for eggs.
35Sunday4/7

36Monday4/8

37Tuesday4/9

38Wednesday4/10

39Thursday4/11Check Nuc for larvae.
40Friday4/12Larvae found? If so, the queen is ready!

41Saturday4/13Re-queen if no eggs are present.

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