The Nicot method of queen rearing is one of the most well-known and successful methods in the beekeeping world. This system requires no grafting, and it gives you a high level of control over the age of your larvae and how many queens you will produce.
This kit will provide you with the basic materials you'll need (except for standard hive equipment and queens) to get started with your queen rearing.
- This kit includes:
- 1 Nicot queen rearing cassette
- 110 brown cell cups
- 10 yellow cell cup holders
- 10 cell cup sockets
- 10 queen hatching cages
To use this method, insert brown cell cups into the cassette and place cassette into a frame in one of your occupied hives. Then place your queen inside the cassette. She will only be able to lay eggs into the cell cups you've provided, making grafting unnecessary. When you release the queen - make sure you know the timeline for queen egg and larvae development! - you will have larvae of the precise age for queen rearing.
Note: This is only an overview of the method. Please learn more about the method before implementing.
Note: If you want to learn more about queen rearing and the techniques that are used for it, we recommend the books Queen Rearing Essentials (Item No. BM-346) or Scientific Queen Rearing (Item No. BM-081).