Breeding queen bees - securing the next generation with a transfer spoon
Hardly any tool for queen breeding is as useful and at the same time as inconspicuous as the Umlarvlöffel or Umlarvnadel. To breed queen bees, the larvae of ordinary bees are removed and placed in artificial queen cells. Since the still very young and small larvae are very sensitive, a so-called Umlarvlöffel is used for this conversion. This was specially designed so that the larvae find a safe place on it, while at the same time it can be easily deposited in the queen cell. There are different versions of the relarva spoon or relarva needle available. The classic German version is actually a tiny spoon, while the Chinese version has a spring-loaded spoon tongue. Which solution for your queen bee rearing is the most suitable for you, you can of course only determine with a little practice - in any case, however, we guarantee you fantastic quality from our online store, which will definitely make your work easier.
Everything for queen rearing - incubator boxes for every size
If the transfer of the larvae into the artificial queen cells was successful, a new queen bee will soon grow up in your rows. In order for this to succeed, it should be kept separate from the usual worker bees for the time being. We recommend our customers to raise queens in a special incubator box, which is available for every common size. This is particularly easy because the frame with the queen bee can simply be placed in the incubator box. We attach great importance to being able to offer the right box for almost every size. One of the most popular models is of course the Zander incubator box, which can accommodate all frames of Zander size. But we also have suitable copies for Dadant US, Dadant leaf and German normal size.
In order for the rearing of queen bees to succeed, an incubator box is often not enough. Therefore, you will also find all accessories for queen rearing in our assortment - from hurdle frames and wooden frames to queen tip holders and interception cages, everything is included. Take a look at our assortment for queen rearing and get the accessories you need for the preservation of your bee colony!
Buy mating boxes and breed queen bees
You already have a queen bee and want to have it mated to ensure the next generations of bees? Here our mating boxes are an ideal solution for effective beekeeping. The mating boxes are small hives, in which a few worker bees and the unpollinated queen bee can be placed. Afterwards, the mating box is completely closed so that no bees can leave the box. In addition, of course, sufficient food should be provided so that the bees can start building combs during the time in the mating box. Provided that the bees now establish their own, new colony, it is very likely that the mating of the queen bee was also successful - and future generations are assured.
Breeding queen bees with different breeding systems
If all this effort is too much for you, you can also use the ready-made breeding systems that we offer in our online store. Particularly well-known is the Nicot complete system, which consists of a breeding cassette with cupularve, 100 queen cups, 20-system sockets, 30 queen cup holders and 30 schooling and hatching cages. With this practical all-round set for queen bee breeding you get everything you need for a healthy queen bee at a particularly favorable advantage price. Of course, each component of the practical set is also available individually for the Nicot breeding system.
A good alternative to the Nicot breeding system is the Jenter breeding system, which also enjoys great popularity in Germany and Europe. This is not least due to the fact that the complete set of Jenter breeding systems for queen bees is particularly suitable for beginners. Here you will not only receive the practical set containing queen cups, insertion cells, cell carriers and much more, but also a practical explanation that will guide you through the exact process of queen bee breeding. Especially if you have little experience with queen bee breeding so far, the complete systems from our online store are the perfect solution for maintaining your bee colony.
Marking queens - the colors of queen bees
Queen bees require special marking so that the year of birth of the animal is recognizable at first glance. Here, too, there are of course various ways of applying this marking to the animal. In larger farms, it is worthwhile to use queen color paint, which was specially developed for bees. This is available in 5 different colors, which you receive in a low-priced set. So you have all five annual colors directly at hand.
Very popular with beekeepers are also the Opalith sets Classic. Here you will find numbered stickers that are attached to the back of the queen bee and correspond to the respective color. This solution is especially suitable for larger apiaries and farms where numerous queen be es are at work. Therefore, by marking with numbering, not only the age of the animals can be seen at first glance, but also exactly which animal it is. A detailed explanation of which year color corresponds to the current year can be found directly on the packaging. Of course, the possibilities for marking the bees are as extensive as the animals themselves - so with us you will find every solution for marking your queen bees, from pens to varnishes to stickers.
Add-on cages - the perfect choice for transportation
Do you not only breed queen bees, but also ship them? Or have you ordered a queen bee and would like a harmonious solution that makes integration into the colony much easier? We recommend you to use an add-on cage, in which a queen bee with some worker bees will find enough space to be safely transported and inserted into new colonies. Of course, the cages also offer sufficient storage space for food, so that the animals are optimally supplied during the few days of isolation. Add-on cages are also available in different variants - choose for yourself!
Buy suitable accessories for queen bee breeding
Our large assortment of accessories for queen bee breeding may well overwhelm hobby beekeepers and professionals. Therefore, in addition to our products, we also offer you an exceptional service. If you have any questions about our products or how to use them, you can contact us by phone or email. Behind the beekeeping professional online store is a large team of experienced beekeepers who are happy to advise you.