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Why does beekeeping have to be so dang complicated?

Discussion in 'Habitat - The Beehive' started by Happy Chooks, Oct 27, 2017.

  1. Nov 9, 2017
    Maggiesdad

    Maggiesdad Loving the herd life

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    Once you've got her in the queen catcher securely, you take your index finger and bring the foam plunger up ever so slowly until she lines up with the slots in the blue gate. When she lands up, you bring it up another 16th of an inch to trap her in the slot and hold her securely while you mark the paint on her back. This part is best done without gloves. Workers will be moving in and out through the blue gate, because it's spaced like a queen excluder.