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rook66 

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I am looking for the cage with two food compartments that allow the bees limited access to the Queen before she is released. These are very common in Eastern Europe but the suppliers in these parts dont seem to stock them. Anyone any ideas?
 

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You could try Doug Jones..the bee inspector around the wirrel area,he gets them from Slovenia, athough i believe they are made in Israel.I use them and they are the best introduction cages of all in my opinion,i also make them out of wood to the same design as Manley hatched up years ago.

You can buy the home made version as well from bickerstaffes.....

http://bickerstaffs-queens.blogspot.com/
 

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Thanks Hivemaker,
I have also found this cage to be the most successful method of introduction. Bickerstaffs cage looks a bit Heath Robinson, and the price???
I have been informed of a supplier here http://www.beehivesupplies.ie/
 

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