Guide to Honey Bee Queen Banking

Ellen Topitzhofer, Ramesh Sagili | | 42 pages
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This guide will walk you through the step-by-step process of establishing and maintaining a queen bank. The guide starts with the basics and walks the reader through each step to create a successful honey bank that includes a queen bee. Because queen bees are so critical in maintaining a bank, beekeepers center their focus on the storage, maintenance and placement of these fragile bees. This guide illustrates how to sustain a large working bee operation with a properly maintained queen bee.

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This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.