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    Well thats true Kate, but a year or so later their daughters will mate with the locals anyway, and as my friend said "you just have to hope they will meet a nice boy "

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    The thing is you can control the drone production up to a point if you requeen with daughters of your pure race queen.
    They will produce Amm drones irrespective of the drones they have mated with.

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    first queen cell for 2015 has hatched !

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    Grafted or swarming?
    Won't be long till the first swarms are in the air.

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    Went down to the bees last nite, it had been 16 degree C during the day and the bees were vigorously fanning at the entrances, the first thing to hit me was the smell of dandelion nectar, supers on most boxes now with the bees up in them - 2015 here I come.

    JON, Hope to join the swarm and settle at your talk this evening.

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    Still getting the powerpoint ready!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    The thing is you can control the drone production up to a point if you requeen with daughters of your pure race queen.
    They will produce Amm drones irrespective of the drones they have mated with.
    True but that also would be so if you just bought a virgin Amm queen in two consecutive years and thats easier to produce If you think about it

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    Hi Guys, a newbie question here what is a Amm queen ?? can someone please explain in simple terms.

    Regards Graham

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    The holy grail

    Try this thread for starters

    http://www.sbai.org.uk/sbai_forum/sh...ing-bee-health

    There are others, further back in the samr forum
    Last edited by chris; 11-07-2015 at 04:36 PM.

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    I'd suggest reading the entire Native Honeybees section of the forum Graham for some insight! Please bear in mind that for many of us the use of native or AMM bees is closely associated with an opposition to nuc/package/queen imports.

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