Buy Queen Cells Italian Queen Bees

$ 22.00

These queen cells are hand grafted and raised from April through September so place your order quickly before stock sells out. Queen cells are $22 for 1 queen cell.

Raised from Nebraska stock Italian queens that are exceptional honey producers with a strong high population of bees.


Instructions

Your queen cells will arrive within 4 to 5 days after your order is placed. 

Queen cells are shipped inside a queen cage and also include a plastic cell protector.

The same day your queen cells arrive you must place the cell protector on the queen cell and simply place the cell between 2 frames in your hive as shown in the images.

Make sure your hive colony contains drone bees so that when the queens hatch they will successfully mate and begin laying eggs. It will take at least 2 days for your queens to successfully mate depending on the weather.

Queens cells will hatch within 7 to 10 days inside the cell. We ship queen cells after they are capped on day 3. It will take 3 to 4 days shipped USPS to arrive, allowing you 2 to 3 days to install the queen cell before it hatches. If the queen hatches during shipment simply hang the queen cage inside your hive for 24 hours for colony acceptance, then release the queen.

The life cycle of a queen bee can take a total of up to 16 days to hatch from the cell depending on the weather. Please be patient with your queens while they grow in their cell. Once they hatch the bottom of the wax cell will be chewed out in a perfect circle.

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