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Queen Rearing

Introduction of Virgin Queens into Mini-nucs

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn 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 …

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Re-Introduction of Instrumentally Inseminated Queens

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn 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 …

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Alternative Lidfor Swarm Boxes intended as cell starters

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn 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 …

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Apiary Vicinity Mating (AVM)

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn 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 …

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Bamboo Cell Punch

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn 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 …

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Banking of Mated Queens

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn 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 …

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Ben Harden method of Queen Rearing

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn 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 …

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Cassette Style Drone Raising Frame

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn 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 …

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Cell Finishing

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn   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 …

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Cell Plug Boxes for Starting Queen Cells in Honey Bee Colonies

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn 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 …

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Cell protector

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn 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… …

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Cell Starting methods

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn 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 …

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Cloake board for Queen Rearing

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn 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 …

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DNA Analysis

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn 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 …

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Effects on inbreeding on the honey bee.

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn 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 …

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Grafting Honey Bee Larvae

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn 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 …

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Grafting tools

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn 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 …

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Half Width Bee Hive Frames,for bee breeding purposes.

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn 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 …

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Half Width Frames for Breeding purposes

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn 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 …

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

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn 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 …

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Hygenic Behavour testing

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn 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 …

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Induced Supercedure

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn 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 …

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Instrumental Insemination of Honey Bee Queen

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn   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. …

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Mating Frequencies by strain

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn 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… …

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Mating Hives, for breeding honey bees

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn 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 …

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Mini Nuc. Kirchhain version.

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn 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 …

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Mounting Honey Bee Wings For Morphometric Analysis

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn 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 …

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Multiple Mating Behaviour

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn 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 …

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PH’s simple easy queen raising method.

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn 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 …

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

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn 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 …

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Supercedure

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn 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 …

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The Preparation of Flowerpots for Honey Bee Egg Transplanting

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn 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 …

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Transporting Queen Cells

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn 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 …

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Two Queen Cells?

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn 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 …

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Using The Warnholz Mini BiVo Small Mating Nuc

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn   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 …

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Virgin Mating

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn 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 …

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Wing Measurements

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn 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 …

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Wohlgemuth Introduction Frame to suit the Kirchhain Type Mating Hive

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn 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 …

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Posting Honey Bee Queens in cages through the mail

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn 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 …

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