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I use jenter kit for queen rearing, prior to placing queen into it, usually 3 days before I place jenter into that colony. Also I spray the jenter with syrup/honey. While they clean it, they make it as part of their hive. The queen cells which come later I wax. Very rarely queen won't lay it. I use one frame with 24 holes for cell cups per  breeding colony ( 4 frames are more than sufficient for me), and  usually there is some surplus of larvae ( 112 insert cells fit in jenter).

Now when I see how You do it.. maybe I should try also to put queen cells into feeder with feed.. Easier than waxing.. More people, more know.. Thanks for idea..

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Uh huh @Goran  sometimes one discovers things by accident. I just plonked them in the top feeder because  it lives on top of the starter hive .... so it was easier to recharge the cells there.

Just like tonight.

 Thursday night at the Boozer .... got talking to a local guy who has a class five  truck licence and no work.  I need a driver to ferry empty boxes over the hill and bring an empty truck home  the next day.

An accidental meeting .... but the outcome will be perfect .

 

Serendipity in action. 

 

Or is the just the higher spirit looking out for us all ....?

 

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