2 in 1 mating hive for rearing queens. This hive can be set up for one or two queen cells or can be used to overwinter mated queens for use the following year. Mating hives are used to mate queens without using lots of bees. 1 cup of bees can be used per hive to mate a queen. This reduces …
Blue Stainless Steel Grafting Tool
A solid and reliable tool for grafting larvae into cell cups for rearing honeybee queens. This is an easy tool to use and clean. It is well shaped making it easy to lift larvae into cell cups. with a long life expectancy this grafting tool may be the only one you need to buy.
British bred open mated Buckfast queen bee.
Buckfast bees are favoured by beekeepers for their high productivity, cleanliness and good temperament making them an ideal choice for novice and experienced beekeeper alike. Open mated queens are an ideal choice to head up colonies. They will head productive and calm hives and provide a good honey crop.
British Bred Open Mated Queens
Queens reared from highly productive lines which demonstrate good survivability and are easy to handle. Breeder Queens are selected from the best of over 1000 production hives, many headed by Strong Buckfast Queens. Being UK bred, they are well adapted to the UK climate and overwinter well. These queens are open mated in Devon on a …
Brown cell cups
Pack of 100
Brown cell cups for grafting larvae into to rear honeybee queens. These cups can be used in conjunction with a nicot style mounting system on a grafting frame. Young larvae are grafted into the cell cups using a grafting tool. They grafting frame is then introduced to a queen rearing colony to rear new queens.
Chinese Grafting Tool
The Chinese grafting tool is popular among beekeepers for queen rearing. The flexible head slides under the larvae easily allowing them to be transferred into queen cups. The spring loader plunger can then be used to gently slide the larvae into the cup reducing the risk of damage. When not in use, the plunger retracts out of the …
Showing all 7 results