Are there any major negative effects in regards to rearing queens by the cell punch method. I am not referring to how quick you can produce each queen, I am referring to queen quality, cell starting non-acceptance, and so forth.
Also, will the bees accept a punched cell fastened directly to a cell bar or do you need to place the punched cell in a cup of some sort? I have seen different pictures and such making me wonder what is the most ideal way to fasten punched cells. I have seen small brass or copper rings used in one method for each cell. I am wondering if you could simply use a 3/8 in copper tube cutting as many rings as you wish to what ever length you want then take your cell bar and drill holes into it for the rings/tubes to be pushed into. When the cells are finished you should be able to twist them out. Maybe they would not accept cells in copper or brass rings. Yet I have seen pics of cell cup plugs or whatever you want to call them in wood and bamboo strips which are not wax but at least natural. Here are a couple links to some of the pictures I speak of.