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marcros 

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I have just bought a queen cell back from my apiary. As I was putting it into the incubator (having assumed that it was about 10 days old like some that I squashed), it has just hatched. I have no bees at all here, bar this queen.

Does anybody know what temperature and humidity the incubator should be at for a newly hatched virgin? I can pop her into an Apidea in the morning, but do i need to give her a blob of honey tonight/now?

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she will probably feed on whats left of the royal jelly in the base of her cell. a droplet of water might be taken, but not sure on that.
 

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she needs a drop of queen cage candy, google it.

34 degrees C. and water.

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marcros 

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she needs a drop of queen cage candy, google it.

34 degrees C. and water.

PH
Thank you both to Poly and to Grizzly. And to Admin for setting this site up- if I had posted it onto the other site there would have been an argument about something for a month!
 

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I remove them from the incubator as they emerge,cage on a comb and just keep in a warm place.they soon perish if left in the incubator.
Humidity in your incubator must be high,keep the water tray full all the time,vents slightly open.
 
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At best I may have a piece of brace comb, and the cage is one of the 6" x 6" things, not the needle type. Otherwise, I have absolutely nothing at home. I have just taken every last drawn comb to make a split and they are miles away.
 

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It will be fine until the morning,just give it some fondant with a drip of water on,or a tiny drop of dilute honey,and keep it warm.
 

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