do you guys prime your cells?
Where do you get it? I've never heard of it till now. I did find a few other posts about it, but is it really that effective?Nope. Feed cell builders and breeder queen hives Caspian solution. The larvae are swimming in jelly. No need to prime or any advantage I could see. As is there is some leftover jelly that the developing queen does not eat. This is my sign that they got plenty of jelly during development.
Totally agree, the Royal jelly is removed after acceptance but helps keep the Larvae from drying out until back with the beesRoyal jelly, diluted with about 15-20% saline, just to make it flow a little easier through the dropper. Old research suggests royal jelly composition varies depending on the age of the larvae, so most of the royal jelly used for priming is removed shortly after the bees accept the cells.