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"Cupularve" No Graft Premium Queen Rearing Kit

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New queens are an important investment, so it doesn’t take long to see why a Queen Rearing Kit makes sense. Now you can raise as many queens as you want - all with no grafting. Plus, you are always sure of the age of the eggs that you want the bees to make into queens. Remember Queens are Eggs for 3 days, larvae for 5 1/2 Days and Pupa for 7 1/2 Days for a maximum total development of 16 days.

Timing is everything with queen rearing, regardless of whether or not you graft or use a no-graft system. Our Queen Rearing Kit comes unassembled with a Comb Box, 110 Cell Cups, 2 Bars with 20 Cell Bar Fixtures, 20 Cup Holders, and 20 Hatching Cages. Includes complete instructions. Some assembly required. For instructions, click here.


If you want to learn more about the how-tos of queen rearing we recommend Successful Queen Rearing by Spivak and Reuter or Contemporary Queen Rearing, a classic book about the concepts and processes of queen rearing by Laidlaw.

Hint 1: If you are incapable of performing a graft, you will find this item a real godsend. The beekeeper who only occasionally grafts is much better off with this system.

Hint 2: A glue gun works very well for Cup Holder installation.

  • Material: Plastic
  • Condition: New
  • Length: 19
  • Width: 1.375
  • Height: 9.125
  • Item Weight: 5 lb
  • Date Introduced by Betterbee, Inc.: 9/1/1979