Belfast queen rearing group

Belfast queen rearing group meets again this Monday evening at 7.00pm at the Minnowburn apiary. There will be a demonstration of how to set up a queen right cell raiser colony and there will also be a demonstration of different techniques of grafting.
larva on brush
William Blakely and David Dumican from Dromore queen rearing group are going to pay a visit and this will allow an exchange of ideas.

William Blakely is an experienced grafter and he will be demonstrating his method using the ‘Chinese grafting tool.’ Jonathan Getty will demonstrate grafting using a 000 sable paintbrush. Different methods to get the same result.

The queenright system is described in this short paper by Wilkinson and Brown.
graft frame and cups in colony
A version of this used locally is known as the Ben Harden method

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