Queen Rearing Spreadsheets?

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  1. larry tate

    larry tate New Member

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    Does anyone know a source queen rearing time table spread sheets? Like starting from the beginning (shaking or grafting) or starting from the end date. Guess I need to take some computer classes huh. Thanks!
     
  2. BjornBee

    BjornBee New Member

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    Ted,
    Here is a sample of the one I use. I keep them printed out and in a binder for reference, etc. I know it's not what your looking for, but I find this very easy.

    Since I'm old school with hand grafting, I usually start with the first date entered being on Day 4, which is the graft date. The rest I just plug in manually. I do not have a program to do it automatically. But I found out that since I was in multiple yards anyways, I would end up writing comments and dates myself, and found no reason to keep spending more time putting it in the computor, then printing it out, taking it back out next visit, and repeating the cycle.
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    QUEEN................... BREED......................... Home Yard - R/SMR

    DAY....................................DATE..............................COMMENTS

    1 egg laid ___________
    2
    3
    4 Graft 1 day old larvae ___20 Apr
    5
    6 Check how many cells started ___22 Apr
    7
    8
    9 Queen cells capped ___25 Apr
    10
    11
    12
    13 Move cells to mating nucs ___29 Apr
    14
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    16 Queen cells emerge ___2 May
    17
    18 If not emerged discard ___4 May
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    21 Mating flight
    22 Mating flight ___8 May



    34 Check for eggs ___20 May


    41 No eggs discard queen ___27 May



    Grafts Taken_________________

    Queen mated/laying____________
     

  3. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    I have a fairly elaborate fully functional excel spread sheet (I don't recall the source) here on my desk top. I don't think it would be appropriate to display it here directly?? Perhaps you could inquire with iddee about creating a 'library' where such stuff could be stored and easily retrieved without muckin' up the chat forums????

    I could forward it to iddee and he could stow it where ever.
     
  4. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    If it's the vlwbee grafting chart xls, I think it came from TWT. I have emailed it to Larry Tate. Maybe he will comment on it here.
     
  5. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    Iddee the only reference I can find on the top of the sheet is Cell Builder.xls. I have no idea who constructed the spread sheet or even if it works properly.

    a calendar works fine for me now.
     
  6. sqkcrk

    sqkcrk New Member

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    Good one Bjornbee.

    Check out Larry Conner's newest book "Queenrearing Essentials".
     
  7. larry tate

    larry tate New Member

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    Thanks for all the responses. Hope I can give some help back to all. Thanks