Cupolarve (cup to prevent larva transfer)
This system is used to breed queen bees. It can be fitted on a frame with a queen bee confined in the cup. One of the pictures shows the accessories which can used with this cup. Accessories should be purchased separately. A) New Zealand cell guard B) Larva holder without cup C) Fixing system F) Plastic cups H) Queen bee cage with feeder
The queen bee will lay eggs in the cups, which can be easily fitted on the stick frame using the cup holder and the fixing system. This system is made up of three main parts: - A honeycomb plate with 110 alveoli for female hatching, which can be fitted with 110 cups (supplied separately upon request), with a candy supply to add foreign queen bees (1); - a grille to confine the queen bee (2); - a supporting plate (3). SUGGESTED USE: Spread some honey on the honeycomb plate and the hatching alveoli. Cut off a rectangular section from the upper central part of the comb, near the stick, having the same dimension as the Cupolarve. Fix the Cupolarve using two wood screws in the specific holes. Lead the queen into the cup, using a candy to attract foreign queen bees. Feed the hive during the egg laying period and four days before adding the Cupolarve. The cup containing the egg or the larva can be easily removed using a cup holder. In the right breeding conditions (season, population, temperature, breed, feeding) the queen bee will lay eggs within 24 hours. Cupolarve is an integrating part of the “Gioco delle Regine”; together with the Apidea box, this system has been a revolution for amateur and professional beekeepers.