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New queens are expensive, 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.
These bars serve as the foundation for our Queen Rearing Kit. After the breeding queen lays new larvae into the comb box/cell cups, cell holders are attached to the cell cups. The cell holders are then attached to cell bar fixtures, which are glued onto the wooden frame, which 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.
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.