Seven Queens

I have raised 7 queens from my grafting. Now for the mating. Should be laying and ready around the New Year. 


Mark 5628102



Grafting! Nice one Mark, do

Nick Jensen's picture

Grafting! Nice one Mark, do you have any pics?


Seven Queens

Meg Montague's picture

Wow, well done - that's a great effort !



Kevin Heppleston's picture

Fantastic Mark,


I could be interested in one of your queens if you have a spare. I do have brood however not a lot so my queen is not strong.




Good news that at least you

Mark Grenfell's picture

Good news that at least you have some brood to help you through.

I'll keep you posted on how my queens progress with laying.



Well done on finding the

Milika Nederlof's picture

Well done on finding the forum!

I may be needing a queen too, I had some brood last time I looked but wouldn't be surprised if I need a new queen after all, so I'll be keeping my eye on this post.



7 Queens - the outcome

Mark Grenfell's picture

6 out of my seven grafted queens have mated and are now laying well.

I have already used one to requeen the swarm that I caught from the Northcotes as this virgin mated during the bad spring weather and never really laid well. I will set up a friend- Shaun Beck (Muritai Rd) with a couple of Nucs. The others I have decided to keep so that I have the resources to step up the numbers in my next graft , which I hope to do next week. I intend to overwinter the next round and sell in spring.



Barbara Parkinson's picture

Do you have a mated queen available. Have a queen less hive. Reargards Barbara