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Hello,

Can i reuse my plastic queen cells from the last failed attempt to raise queens
by grafting larve ?

If yes, how it's recommended to clean these cells it is neccessery.

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Randi
 

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I've re-used cells before. I figure if the bees like to re-use they're own why not mine. I put them on the cell bar and stick them in a hive for day or 2 so the bees can polish them.
 

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dbest - you used them before but have you had them accepted and queens raised in those cells? Just wanted to get the whole story.

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Pete0
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Yes when going throught the nucs I put a zip tie loop on a milk jug handle with the top cut off. I put my belt through the loop and put my used cells and cell protectors in it as I go. Then a few times when I'd ran out I re-used the cups. I almost always re-use the protectors.
 
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