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Offline little john

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Cell Punching
« on: June 02, 2016, 03:41:13 PM »
Just wondered if anyone on here is into cell-punching ?

I had a go a few years ago, and the punching itself worked pretty good - but one problem I ran into was that the bees firmly glued the wooden 'mushrooms' I was using onto the cell-raising bars.  This made it difficult to extract the individual q/cells without risking damage to them.

So - I've made-up another kind of frame, using Terry clips to hold the stalk of the 'mushroom' (old system in the foreground) :




I have no doubt that they'll glue-up that frame too - but hopefully not so badly as before.

LJ

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Offline Roger Patterson

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Re: Cell Punching
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2016, 09:18:22 AM »
Little John,

I have used the cell punch method for over 45 years. It works well and is my favourite method of raising queen cells. I have used Terry clips for a long time and they don't get gummed up.
Look on Dave Cushman's website for details http://www.dave-cushman.net/bee/roger_punch_frame.html

Roger Patterson.

Offline little john

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Re: Cell Punching
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2016, 05:08:59 PM »
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« Last Edit: July 04, 2016, 10:49:18 AM by little john »
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Offline Roger Patterson

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Re: Cell Punching
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2016, 06:45:01 AM »
Following this thread and discussions elsewhere I have modified and updated the information on Dave Cushman's website http://www.dave-cushman.net/bee/cellpunch.html.

I hope this is helpful.

Roger Patterson.

 

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