Queen Rearing Calendar for 6/15/2012
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Mother Colony Name/ID
Grafting Medium Used
Cell Cup Style/Color
Grafter's Name

Day # DOW Date Task/Status Notes
1Tuesday 6/12 The egg is laid by the queen mother.
2Wednesday 6/13

3Thursday 6/14Select or create a queenless starter hiveStarter hive Name/ID:
4Friday 6/15Graft the day-old larvae into cell cups, and insert into a queenless cell builder colony.Number of Cells Grafted:
5Saturday 6/16

6Sunday 6/17Check 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:
7Monday 6/18

8Tuesday 6/19

9Wednesday 6/20Queen cells are capped
10Thursday6/21Sensitive developmental phase - do not move cells and be very gentle when opening the hive.
11Friday6/22
12Saturday6/23
13Sunday6/24Move the capped queen cells into mating nucs
14Monday6/25

15Tuesday6/26

16Wednesday6/27Queens hatch
17Thursday6/28

18Friday6/29Discard any unhatched cells
19Saturday6/30

20Sunday7/1

21Monday7/2Mating Flights
22Tuesday7/3
23Wednesday7/4

24Thursday7/5

25Friday7/6

26Saturday7/7

27Sunday7/8

28Monday7/9

29Tuesday7/10

30Wednesday7/11

31Thursday7/12

32Friday7/13

33Saturday7/14

34Sunday7/15Check Nuc for eggs.
35Monday7/16

36Tuesday7/17

37Wednesday7/18

38Thursday7/19

39Friday7/20Check Nuc for larvae.
40Saturday7/21Larvae found? If so, the queen is ready!

41Sunday7/22Re-queen if no eggs are present.

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