- - Product number: QNR008
If you are raising queens, getting them mated and then getting those mated queens to the hives that need them, is another exercise.
This mating starter pack gives you five wooden mating nucs each complete with frames and a top feeder. It also comes with a special super to get those frames drawn prior to loading the mating nucs with nurse bees. This will save the bees time and energy building comb. The special super fits perfectly on a standard 10-frame Langstroth hive so that the hive bees can draw those frames quickly for you. You may even get a bonus with the hive bees filling some cells with pollen and honey, and even better if the hive queen lays in the drawn little frames. If you can put these small nuc frames in the mating nucs with capped brood, when the brood emerge they will be the very best nurse bees for your capped queen cell when it is introduced and the newly hatched virgin queen.