Bree­ding queen bees with the JAEGER Kunst­glu­cke Incubator

Zucht von Bienenköniginnen

The aim of bee­kee­ping is to pro­duce the most gentle and effi­ci­ent bee colo­nies pos­si­ble. In addi­tion to the per­for­mance cha­rac­te­ris­tics, the selec­tion pro­cess also focu­ses on resis­tance to dise­a­ses, espe­cially varroa tolerance.

To meet these requi­re­ments we offer a wide range of high qua­lity bee­kee­ping equip­ment and access­ories at top conditions.

FOR THE SUSTAINABLE BREEDING OF QUEEN BEES WITH THE JAEGER KUNSTGLUCKE, THE FOLLOWING MUST BE OBSERVED:

  • An ope­ra­ting tem­pe­ra­ture of 35°C (+/- 1°C) must be main­tai­ned
  • At low over tem­pe­ra­ture: slightly ligh­ter body colo­ra­tion of the queens
  • With over­tem­pe­ra­ture above 37°C a high mor­ta­lity rate can be assumed
  • Slight under-tem­pe­ra­ture: Slip is delayed, devia­tion in the size of the body appen­da­ges, cripp­led wings and mandibles
  • Under­tem­pe­ra­ture below 33°C: queens become inac­tive, get stuck
  • Rela­tive humi­dity : 50%-70% optimal
  • ATTENTION: With the rela­tive humi­dity not below 40% even
  • Place the JAEGER KUNSTGLUCKE approx. two days before the inser­tion of the Weisel cells and set the desi­red tem­pe­ra­ture (35°C)

BROOD AND HATCH:

  • Should the queens hatch in the JAEGER KUNSTGLUCKE, a drop of liquid honey must be added to the hatching cages other­wise on the 11th day after the larvae give the slip­pery queen cells into the offshoots
  • Care­fully place freshly capped queen cells in the hatching cage in the JAEGER KUNSTGLUCKE
  • Check twice on the day of hatching, replace lining if necessary, as it may have become too soft or too firm
  • After hatching, remove the empty cells, because there is a risk that the queens will crawl back into the cells
  • If the queens hatch only two to three days after the date, they are to be sorted out
  • Bring queens immedia­tely after hatching to mating colo­nies or tem­pora­rily to the honey room of bee colo­nies for care

FOR SUCCESSFUL BREEDING WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING EQUIPMENT AND METHODS:

  • Use moist brood set and insert hygro­me­ter
  • The rela­tive humi­dity can be influ­en­ced by chan­ging the eva­po­ra­tion surface
  • Please use incu­ba­tion con­tai­ners with sub­strate fil­ling to pro­tect the JAEGER KUNSTGLUCKE Incu­ba­tor so that it can ful­fill its tasks as long as possible
  • You can find sui­ta­ble incu­ba­tors con­tai­ners with and without fil­ling in our Inter­net store