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Creating a Summer Queen as per Dr Buddy Marterre

04/03/2022 6:30 PM | Benny Smith

I attended the April monthly meeting where we got to direct questions to a panel of experts.  Dr. Maeterre described a process of creating a Summer Queen and I wanted to make sure I have his process right.  I looked online for a reference to his process and didn't readily see one.  Did I understand him to say that you first kill the Queen, then 5 days later (not 4 and not 6) remove any capped Queen Cells, and leave 2 uncapped Queen Cells that have eggs and lots of Royal Jelly?  Is there any reference material online for this process?  Also, there was mention of another 10 days to treat for Varorra Mites.  When did the 10 days start?


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