There are a few good tips here. Here's a summary.
- Maybe I won't worry about depositing them upside down. I flip a lot of them over getting them out of the cells and so I'll quit fiddling with that, just transfer them and see, because I usually squash them trying to get them back over.
- Try a brush
- contact comb with hand to steady it.
- thin and narrow the tip of my Chinese tools.
- put a tiny drop of water in the cell
- approach larvae from the back
- priming the cell. I mentioned in my Cloake board method update that the girls had also made cells on one of the brood frames I promoted above the Cloake and that I was going to keep a couple of those cells and transfer that entire frame. I was planning on culling all but two of them today, I'll harvest the royal jelly.
- soak the tool.
- misting the comb with a sprayer before grafting.