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Quintrex Cage

Quintrex Cage
Price: £6.70
Ex VAT: £5.58
Product Code: Q0098
Size (L x W x H): 15.00cm x 13.00cm x 3.00cm
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We are pleased to offer this nifty queen cage – the Quintrex Cage.

Made from expanded metal, this cage is designed to introduce a queen over sealed brood. The cage has sharp edges which are necessary to secure the cage onto the comb. It is very strong and can be sterilized in boiling water if using on different hives.

There are two holes covered with swivel gates: one is for introducing the queen and the other is for placing fondant in the feed tunnel. Please note the gates will be stiff at first until they are ‘worked’.

The new, laying queen is trapped between sealed brood and the Quintrex cage. This gives the colony a chance to get used to her pheromones. Meanwhile, workers eat their way through the fondant towards the queen.

Sealed brood emerges from beneath the cage and because she is the only queen these newly hatched bees have ever known, she is immediately accepted.