Experience high acceptance rates with the Push-In Cell Protector. After
being placed over the queen cell, it is pushed into the drawn comb of the
brood nest where the workers are most likely to care for the cell.
No more stapling screens and juggling corks! Each cage is scented with a pheromone to increase
acceptance. Your queen will appreciate the ample size communication holes and a generous hiding
area to keep hostile bees at bay. Its thinner design fits better in-between frames and is lighter than
wood cages, reducing shipping costs! The candy tube has an hourglass shape to hold the candy in
place. A candy cap is available separately to keep the queen from emerging. Along with the candy
cap you get a hanging strip which will hold your cage in place between frames. Fits perfectly into
shipping bars or battery boxes (page 59).
Years of experience, considerable thought and careful craftsmanship
by one of the country’s leading queen producers has
brought the California Mini Queen Cage to queen breeders
big and small. Its size makes this queen cage easy to insert
between the frames without damaging the comb or disturbing
the hive. The fine screen keeps the queen protected and
it is pushed flat to the cage during manufacturing to reduce
the chance of injury to the beekeeper handling it. The large
release hole can be fitted with the cork (included with the
cage) or the filled candy tube (sold separately). Keep candy tubes refrigerated until ready to use.