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New queens are expensive, so it doesn’t take long to see why rearing your own queens makes sense.
These cages protect the emerging queen before and after she hatches. After the breeding queen lays new larvae into the comb box, cell holders are attached to the cell cups. The cell holders are then attached to cell bar fixtures, which are glued onto a wooden frame that will be placed in the queen-less hive. After 8-10 days the larvae in the cell cups should be completely enclosed. Once this has occurred, a hair roller cage is placed over each larva and kept on the emerging queen for approximately 16 days. On or around the 16th day, the new queen should emerge into the cage.
Note: Comb box, cell cups, cell holders and wooden frame sold seperately. This item is sold in 10 packs for replacement or expansion purposes. All items are included together in our Queen Rearing Kit.