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Offline Ben Framed

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Incubated Queen Cells
« on: March 14, 2020, 10:42:22 pm »
Are there folks here that uses incubators as an aid in their queen raising program? 

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Offline jvalentour

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Re: Incubated Queen Cells
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2020, 01:29:20 pm »
Wally used to, don't know if he still does. 
If I remember correctly he had an old frig, thermostat and light bulb.
Worked well when I saw it.

Offline van from Arkansas

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Re: Incubated Queen Cells
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2020, 04:24:10 pm »
Yes, Mr Ben, I have use incubators in the past: 92F and about 70%+ humidity.  Worked excellent.

I prefer to hatch queens in a hive, just my personal preference.  Each queen cell is placed in a cage, wether incubator or hive.

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I have been around bees a long time, since birth.  I am a hobbyist so my answers often reflect this fact.  I concentrate on genetics, raise my own queens by wet graft, nicot, with natural or II breeding.  I do not sell queens, I will give queens  for free but no shipping.

Offline Ben Framed

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Re: Incubated Queen Cells
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2020, 06:34:28 pm »
Thanks men.

Phillip