Thursday, May 6, 2010

Queen Rearing System

Here's my plan to make a graft free queen rearing system. I plan to fill the small boxes with new comb. Then I'll place those in the holders and make a screen to hold in the queen. I'll let her fill up the boxes with eggs, and then I plan to take those boxes and string them onto a frame (like a cell bar frame almost). Hopefully the bees will build queen cells in most of the boxes and then I can transfer those into nucs.

1 comment:

  1. Presumably you mean you will put the boxes into a cell building queenless stock? How will you orient the boxes, as the bees will make better cells if they are vertical (ie the box placed horizontally in the frames)? The other problem could be cells built too close together so destroying eggs in adjacent cells might be a good idea before putting them in the cell builder.