Blue Ridge Bee Supply

Queen Rearing

Some of the most commonly used queen rearing products are listed below.

Plastic Queen Clip
Plastic Queen Clip
Plastic clip to safely hold queen while working the hive. Designed so that worker bees can have full access to her. Also available in metal.
Queen Catcher Tube with Plunger
Queen Catcher Tube with Plunger
This queen marking cage will help you mark your queens. Trap the queen in the cage and use the cushioned plunger to get her in place to mark.
Push-In Queen Marking Cage
Push-In Queen Marking Cage
Place the cage over the Queen as she walks around the frame. Gently press it into the comb until you are able to get a bit of paint on her.
JZ BZ Smokey Queen Cell Bar
JZ BZ Smokey Queen Cell Bar
The JZBZ smokey cell bar holds 15 wide based cell cups. Attach bar to standard frame and place in cell building colony.
Smokey Cell Bar and Wide Based Cell Cups
Smokey Cell Bar and Wide Based Cell Cups
The JZBZ smokey cell bar holds 15 wide based cell cups. Transfer baby larvae from frames to artificial queen cell cups.
Push-In Cell Cups Green
Push-In Cell Cups Green
Transfer baby larvae from frames to artificial queen cell cups.
Grafting Tools
Grafting Tools
Plastic or stainless steel tools used to transfer baby larvae from frames to artificial queen cell cups.
Queen Cage and Queen Cell Protector
Queen Cage and Queen Cell Protector
Queen Cage with large opening. The queen cage features a tapered candy tube, large overall opening, and secure closing mechanism for ease in use. Place a queen cell inside of this Queen Cell Protector and then push it into the drawn comb of a brood frame. The worker bees are more likely to accept the new queen cell.