Queen Rearing Calendar for 7/7/2014
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Mother Colony Name/ID
Grafting Medium Used
Cell Cup Style/Color
Grafter's Name

Day # DOW Date Task/Status Notes
1Friday 7/4 The egg is laid by the queen mother.
2Saturday 7/5

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

6Wednesday 7/9Check 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:
7Thursday 7/10

8Friday 7/11

9Saturday 7/12Queen cells are capped
10Sunday7/13Sensitive developmental phase - do not move cells and be very gentle when opening the hive.
11Monday7/14
12Tuesday7/15
13Wednesday7/16Move the capped queen cells into mating nucs
14Thursday7/17

15Friday7/18

16Saturday7/19Queens hatch
17Sunday7/20

18Monday7/21Discard any unhatched cells
19Tuesday7/22

20Wednesday7/23

21Thursday7/24Mating Flights
22Friday7/25
23Saturday7/26

24Sunday7/27

25Monday7/28

26Tuesday7/29

27Wednesday7/30

28Thursday7/31

29Friday8/1

30Saturday8/2

31Sunday8/3

32Monday8/4

33Tuesday8/5

34Wednesday8/6Check Nuc for eggs.
35Thursday8/7

36Friday8/8

37Saturday8/9

38Sunday8/10

39Monday8/11Check Nuc for larvae.
40Tuesday8/12Larvae found? If so, the queen is ready!

41Wednesday8/13Re-queen if no eggs are present.

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