Shop Bee Supplies

The move to new premises in 2017 enabled Richard to expand his beekeeping range with just about everything that is required for both hobby beekeepers and professional bee farmers, from foundation and frames, hives, protective clothing and honey extractors as well as a range of inverted bee feed and fondant. To complete the process there is a selection of jars and honey containers.



8 in stock

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The dark brown spigot is pinned to the bar of the grafting frame and the cream coloured socket is pressed onto it. The brown cells cups are added, either with the young larva already in place or the larva is grafted on afterwards. The cage is added towards the end of the queen rearing process, a few days before emergence. Cages are not essential but they prevent the bees tearing down the queen cells or if a queen emerges earlier than expected and kills the other queens. This usually happens when an older larva was grafted by mistake. If the queen cell is to be introduced to a colony the cream coloured socket is gently removed from the brown spigot with a twisting motion and can then be placed between two frames in the new colony or nuc. The cream coloured socket has small wings which support it on the top bars of the frames.

Additional information

Weight 0.092 kg