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New queens are expensive, so it doesn’t take long to see why rearing your own queens makes sense. Now you can raise as many queens as you want – all with no grafting.
These cell bar caps are glued directly to the top of the bottom bar in our queen rearing kit. The cell holders are then attached to these fixtures once the breeding queen has laid new larvae into the cell cups. The frame is then placed into the queen-less hive. After 8-10 days the larvae should be completely enclosed within the cell cups. Once this has occurred, a hair roller cage is placed over each larva to protect her as she emerges. The hair roller cage is kept on the queen for approximately 16 days. On or around the 16th day, the new queen should emerge into the cage.
Hint: A glue gun works very well for Cup Holder installation.
Note: Cell cups, cell holders, wooden frames and hair roller cage sold seperately. This item is sold in 10 packs for replacement or expansion purposes. All items are included together in our Queen Rearing Kit.