Queen rearing

We use Mini Plus type hives for mating our Queens.

Theses have more advantages compered to the smaller Apidia type.

The main advantages are you can over winter a Queen in them easily.
And early in spring you have a Queen ready for use and a mini hive available to take a queen cell .

I run my Mini Plus hives all year round just like you would do with a normal size bee hive.

I add extra brood boxes as needed .

 

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