Better Quality Natural Mated Queens

One way  i have found to improve the longevity and quality of your mated to queen is to use a larger mating nuc.
I now use two different mating nucs…

  • Lysons 3 frame Langstroth Nucs
  • Split 6 frame Polystyrene NationalThis way you can leave the queen to develop a much better laying pattern for at least 21 days before interrupting her development to move her to a production hive or cage for transportation to a customer.With the smaller mating Nuc they would soon run out of room to lay and swarm or abscond in warmer weather.

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