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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 cups are where the breeding queen will lay new larva. 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.
Use these cell cups to replace used cell cups from our Queen Rearing Kit. Acceptance drops by more than 50% on reused cell cups. 110 units fit into the comb box, sold separately.
Note: Comb box, cell bar fixture, cell holders, wooden frame, and hatching cages sold seperately. This item is sold for replacement or expansion purposes.