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Queen Rearing

Queen rearing is a fascinating and important part of beekeeping.  The queen should be replaced every two years to reduce swarming and ensure healthy growth of the hive which enables increased honey gathering.

Every breeder should learn more about the life of the colony rather than just handling supers full of honey.  These products will enable you to undertake this task with confidence.

We have two styles of queen breeding available – one is the traditional grafting tool which enables you to transfer the larvae that were intended to be workers into queen cell cups.  This is the most common method of queen rearing and is used worldwide.

The second method is the nicot style kit where the queen is locked in the cage and lays directly in the cups.  This requires less supervision by the beekeeper and avoids the need of grafting.  We have a video to instruct you in the use of this method.

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