Re: Queen rearing with the Cloake board
They will make up to 12 cells if you let them to. But this is not a definite number so depends on
the number of nurse bees that are willing to make the cells. Many times the cells they made will
stick together next to each others. Cutting them out is not that easy without killing the other
cell. And the comb will have holes in it if you want to reuse the comb again after the cells got
cut out. Maybe to use a comb frame that you don't want to reuse again as they will not repair the holes.
Don't mix foreign bees into a virgin hive. She might get balled 100% of the time! When will you ever learn, huh?