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Monthly General Meeting – Dwight Wells
February 21, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Forty-Eight Hour Queen Cells
Presented by Dwight Wells
This presentation is an overview of the about, why and how of 48 Hour Queen Cells in an innovative process to produce and distribute Honey Bee Genetics Locally. Beekeepers can finish the queen cell production and queen mating in their local drone gene pools with their equipment and resources.
48-hour Queen cell distribution overcomes the problem of one Beekeeper Grafting, cell starting, finishing and mating queens which requires a lot of time, equipment and bee resources.
A bonus can happen if a group of beekeepers develop a network of colonies to provide evaluated/selected breeding stock for the 48 Hour Queen Cell Project.
“Distribution Of improved genetics appears to be the weak link in the chain when it comes to propagating local queens from local stock”.
Dr Joe Latshaw - Bee Culture April 2011