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2012 Queen Rearing Class

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Krispn Given & Greg Hunt and the 2012 class.

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Student grafting.


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Grafting 24 hr larvae.


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Krispn Given instructing a student grafter.

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Dipping dowels to make wax queen cups.

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Purdue research colonies.


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Queen and her retinue.


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Brushing the new cups.


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Dowels for making queen cups.

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Some ten day old 'finished queen cells'.

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Cell builder colonies.


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Queen less cell builder.


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Well sculpted cells.


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Class removing grafted larvae.

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Krispn Given with some excellent queen cells.

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Examples of inferior cells.


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Krispn Given demonstrating the dipping technique.

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Krispn Given wax cup removal.


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Finished wax cup.


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The wax cups after dipping.


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Wax cup diping.


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Wax cups for wooden cups.

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Wax cup with wood base.

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Attaching cups to cell bar.

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Queen rearing equiptment.


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Queen confinement cage for laying eggs.

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Krispn Given with cell transfer box.


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Finding queen.

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Found queen.



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Setting up "Cloak system".



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Cloak board in place.

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Finding the right age larvae to graft.


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Krispn Given demonstrates grafting to class.

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Grafting the larvae.



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Cloak board colony.


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Banking and nursery frames to emerge virgin queens.



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Some queen cups ready to go in cell finisher colony.

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Cells in.


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Inspection of cells after twenty for hours.


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Cell cups.


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Dr. Hunt inspecting some cells.

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Cloak board colony.


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Checking cells in finisher.


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24 hour cells "started cells".


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Krispn Given with started cells.



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Removal of cloak board.



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Removal of cloak board.



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Dr. Hunt And Krispn Given with Brazilian bee smoker.

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Emerged queen cells.

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