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Queen Rearing

Introduction of Virgin Queens into Mini-nucs

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.     Introduction of Virgin Queens into Mini-nucs There is no problem in introducing virgin queens to mini-nucs when they …

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Re-Introduction of Instrumentally Inseminated Queens

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.     II Methods Normal Introduction Cassette Frame The Re-Introduction of Instrumentally Inseminated Queens Re-Introduction of inseminated queen honey bees …

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Alternative Lidfor Swarm Boxes intended as cell starters

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.     This type of lid will fit both the standard and Marburg versions of the swarm box. The material …

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Apiary Vicinity Mating (AVM)

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.     Apiary Vicinity Mating (AVM) Beowulf Cooper wrote many notes that were gathered together after his death and published …

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Bamboo Cell Punch

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.     Cell Punches & Cell Punching, for raising queens Cell punches are devices for removing cells from honey comb …

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Banking of Mated Queens

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.     Banking of Mated Honey Bee Queens Queen Banking Cage designed by Dave Cushman Storage of mated honey bee …

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Ben Harden method of Queen Rearing

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website, and Ben Harden. PH.     Ben Harden Method of Raising Honey Bee Queen Cells A method of raising honey bee …

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Cassette Style Drone Raising Frame

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.     Cassette Style Drone Raising Frame This device is a style of special bee hive frame that enables the …

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Cell Finishing

  This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH. Cell Finishing Colonies for Queen Rearing Once cells have been started there is no reason why a cell raising …

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Cell Plug Boxes for Starting Queen Cells in Honey Bee Colonies

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.     Cell Plug Boxes for Starting Queen Cells in Honey Bee Colonies This method has allowed many “would be” …

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Cell protector

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH. Queen Cell Protectors Used In Beekeeping Spiral wire protector This is a simple and traditional method… It consists of two …

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Cell Starting methods

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.     Queen Cell Starting Methods There are many methods of inducing honey bees to produce queencells by utilising the …

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Cloake board for Queen Rearing

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website and Harry Cloake. PH. Cloake Board for rearing queen honey bees Harry Cloake of New Zealand is the originator of the …

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DNA Analysis

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   DNA analysis methods employed in honey bee research DNA is a subject that many beekeepers consider ‘a step too …

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Effects on inbreeding on the honey bee.

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Effects of inbreeding on the honeybee Dorian Pritchard, Dip. Gen., PhD Reproduced from the Magazine of The Scottish Beekeepers’ …

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Grafting Honey Bee Larvae

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Grafting Honey Bee Larvae Size and Age of Larvae… the easiest way that I can describe this, is to …

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Grafting tools

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Grafting Tools for Transferring Honey Bee Larvae Tools for grafting honey bee larvae by transferring them from frames to …

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Half Width Bee Hive Frames,for bee breeding purposes.

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   The plain side bars and bottom bars are 9 mm thick, Top bars on simple frames are 11 mm-14 …

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Half Width Frames for Breeding purposes

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself PH.   The plain side bars and bottom bars are 9 mm thick, Top bars on simple frames are 11 mm-14 mm thick (whatever is …

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Horsley Board method of combating swarming and raising an additional queen (alternative text)

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   The Horsley Board method of swarm control and re queening is probably best used when the colony is well …

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Hygenic Behavour testing

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   There are several ways in which we can investigate this property in honey bees. Pin killing brood in a …

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Induced Supercedure

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Induced or Forced Supersedure In Honey Bees Methods by which the bees may be encouraged or induced into producing …

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Instrumental Insemination of Honey Bee Queen

  II is a technique that some will wish to master. I will only say this, knowing how to and achieving a successful insemination of a queen is one step on a long road that to be truly successful requires the mastering of honey bee genetics. A rather more complex matter. PH

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Mating Frequencies by strain

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Multiple Mating Mating Behaviour Mating Isolation Evolution of Multiple Mating Mating Frequency in Honey Bees… Another Inbreeding Compensation and …

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Mating Hives, for breeding honey bees

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Mating Hives, for breeding honey bees Many Types can fulfill this role. Some use standard size brood frames and …

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Mini Nuc. Kirchhain version.

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Kirchhain Mating Nuc, Picture from Swienty This type of polystyrene hive was originally crafted in wood and has inwardly …

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Mounting Honey Bee Wings For Morphometric Analysis

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Mounting Honey Bee Wings For Morphometric Analysis Mounting sets of honey bee’s wings in 35 mm slide mounts for projection, …

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Multiple Mating Behaviour

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Multiple Mating Behaviour in Honey Bees… A Mechanism Compensating for Inbreeding The mating of a queen honeybee to several and …

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PH’s simple easy queen raising method.

How to raise a few queens. Considered by many to be very difficult and in the realms of the expert beekeeper the raising of queens is in fact not that tricky. There are many many ways of doing all that follows but I am going to suggest as simple a way as I can. One …

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Scoops Used For Measuring Quantities Of Honey Bees Made From Plastic Milk Containers

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Scoops Used For Measuring Quantities Of Honey Bees Made From Plastic Milk Containers ?And what is wrong with a …

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Supercedure

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH. LONG-LIVED SUPERSEDURE STRAINS by Micheal Mac Giolla Coda (1997) If you have a queen of two or three or more …

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The Preparation of Flowerpots for Honey Bee Egg Transplanting

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to mysel. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   The Preparation of Flowerpots for Honey Bee Egg Transplanting Rim sections are cut from two different types of inexpensive 3″ …

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Transporting Queen Cells

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Transporting Queencells There are several issues to be addressed when moving queencells from one place to another. This may be …

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Two Queen Cells?

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   When queen cells are raised under the supersedure impulse, they vary in number between 2 and 6. (I have …

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Using The Warnholz Mini BiVo Small Mating Nuc

  This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH. Using The Warnholz Mini BiVo Small Mating Nuc The Mini BiVo is so small that it is difficult to …

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Virgin Mating

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   There are two distinct types of mating that are used by honey bees. They are respectively “Apiary Vicinity Mating” …

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Wing Measurements

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Wing Venation Measurement and other Honey Bee Wing Morphometry Measurement of wing vein characteristics to establish race and breeding …

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Wohlgemuth Introduction Frame to suit the Kirchhain Type Mating Hive

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Wohlgemuth Introduction Frame to suit the Kirchhain Type Mating Hive This unusual method may at first sight seem to be …

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Posting Honey Bee Queens in cages through the mail

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   The postal transmission of queen honey bees, using the mail system that is intended for ordinary letters is quite …

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