Commercial queen cell vs sideliner cell
20130316_160517.jpg20130317_105028.jpgJust wanted to show the difference between the two queen cells. The smaller cell was onet that was produced by a commercial queen producer about the first of March and the other was one produced by a small sideliner who produces his own queens with great success. These cells are huge, and I have made several splits using these cells. There is much talk about how the size of the cell doesn't make much difference, but I strongly disagree. When you examine and compare cells there is considerable difference in the size of the pupa at day 13. These monster cells were produced using a three story five frame colony as both the starter and finisher. Hope you enjoy, don't pay any attention to the date on top of the incubator. I keep my cells in that box a day or so prior to making splits.