Queen breeding using the Nicot Cupkit system

Queen breeding using the queen from a selected colony is normally done earlier in the year. But for demonstration purposes I'm doing a batch in August.

Caging the queen can be a tricky especially if she drops off the frame into the grass Click here to see the video

After three days locked in the cage the queen has laid eggs in the cups - some of the cups - enough cups to fill the cup holder frame. Click here to see the video