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. It's 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 them. The large release hole can be fitted with the cork (included with the cage) or the filled candy tube (sold separately). Please note Filled Candy Tubes should be kept refrigerated.