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    Thanks for the insights, I was hoping to use the queen right method (for ease of doing in a hive I have at home) so interesting to hear when it tends not to work. I thought a week or so ago it was getting warmer but seems to have gone backwards.

    Sorry, I've probably got this in the wrong part of the forum!

    David

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    I've traditionally started grafting on May Day which suits from a beekeeper convienience point of view and also from pushing prospective queen matings into the second half of the month. Early May can be rather unpredictable here. To be honest, I don't think that it would do any harm to wait an extra couple of weeks. I pay no attention to swarming preparations but that's because none of our colonies ever start raising queens before May, and then, very few of them bother anyway so it's a rather unpredictable guage for us.

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    I have just set up my Cloake Board system ready for grafting 1st May...

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