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