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Beekeeping Supplies
Queen Rearing & Requeening

    Requeening Frame               $12.50 ea.

This is the best requeening cage I've ever seen.  I have successfully requeened a laying worker hive with thise requeening frame.  A wooden queen cage fits into the frame and she is released by the attendants into the large screened area.  The colony tends to her until they have accepted her and you are ready to release her.  Pull the plug and let her walk out.  You should remove much  of the candy to ensure she escapes from the queen cage. 
    Push In Induction Cage        $4.55 ea.

Another great way to introduce a queen is with this push in cage.  Fill the exit tunnel with queen candy, push the cage into a frame in the center of the brood nest with open cells and brood about to emerge (no adult bees please).  Release the queen and attendant workers into the large, 5 3/4" x 5/8" cage.  As the queen starts to lay eggs, she will give off queen pheromone which will ensure acceptance.  The bees will release her or you can manually release her after she has started laying.  Reduce to 9 frames to give more space to bees to crawl on the cage.
 
    Queen Marking Pen        $6.96 ea.   (Yellow, Red, or Green)

With just a quick and easy stroke of this marker, you will get the job done.      It is definately a must to mark your queen if you expect to find her easily.  International color codes for marking is as follows:  years ending in 1 or 6 - white; in 2 or 7 - yellow; in 3 or 8 - red; in 4 or 9 - green; in 5 or 0 - blue.   For hobbyist beekeepers, you may want to choose the color that you can readily spot.
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