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whiteoakjill 

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have removed a capped queen cell from a colony and would like to try and get it to hatch in a jam jar, I think someone mentioned this the other day in a post. I dont have an airing cupboard, what sort of temperature should they be kept at. I dont particularily intend to use the emerging queen it is more of an experiment.

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Hi Whiteoakjill,

I think it`s 35C +/- 1C and about 65% Rh.

Darren.
 

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Spot on Darren - My incubator is set at 34C and 70% - last batch was a 100% success:party:
 

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hatch in a jam jar
Hi whiteoakjill

I tried this last year, it was kind of an experiment, i would not recommend it, i just used the only items available to me at the time. I did get one hatch out and she was used.

You could pop it in an Apidea with some bees, that would be more natural.
(If you have one that is).
 

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Spot on Darren - My incubator is set at 34C and 70% - last batch was a 100% success
Hi MJBee
Have you had much success with QC's which have recenltly been capped?
I recently put a batch in my honey warmer and 2 'fresher' looking ones didn't emerge. I left them 10 days and there was a larvae in each one.
 

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As long as capped I have had success-( I use incubator set at 34C ) but be VERY gentle- to ensure no jolting to the queen larvae/pupae so it doesn't detach from the store of royal jelly above it.
 

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Eyeman - Heather beat me to it:D Last batch was 100% successful.

Cheers Mike
 

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