First grafting of 2014

I got 10 grafts started in a queenless hive on 30th April. These queens are due to emerge on 12th May and will go into Apideas on 11th May.

Got another dozen started yesterday on the 8th May and these queens should be emerging from the cell on the 20th.

About Jonathan Getty

Jonathan Getty is a member of the Belfast & District branch of the Ulster Beekeepers Association and is at least a fourth generation beekeeper in the Getty family. His main beekeeping interest is queen rearing based on our native bee Apis mellifera mellifera. He started up the Belfast Minnowburn queenrearing group several years ago and it now has about 50 active members. He also manages about 30-40 colonies of his own. Jonathan holds a BSc Hons in Psychology from Queens University Belfast and gained a postgraduate teaching qualification at Stranmillis Training College. He is a fluent Spanish speaker.
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