The in-hive cell incubator bar is a convenient way to hatch multiple queen cells in a single hive, without risking having them torn down. This one is sized for the Jenter cell plugs. The slots are to give the bees a way to feed the queens. Using the hive as an incubator insures the right temperature and humidity.
The cell incubator is particularly slick - simple to make out of one piece of material - easily adapted for JZBZ or other cell cups. What is the optimal width and depth for the slots? Is that your design?
I stole the in-hive incubator and the frame jig from others, but I have long since forgotten exactly who unfortunately. The slots just have to contain the queen, not much else. I generally make them 1/5" or less. I think 1/4" would allow some virgins to escape.
Ross is a thin kerf saw blade needed to make bottom board of your design using a 2x4 and some 1x4 i noticed you referenced a certain saw blade was wandering if i could use my standard blade carbide tip about 1/8 kerf
Dave I'm not sure what blade Ross uses but I used a standard carbide blade to make 4 of these bottom boards this last week and every thing worked out great. In fact I plan on making several more. One thing I did do was use the strip I removed from the 2x4 layed it down and cut it to length inbetween the landing board and the back board so I would not have to roll my screen up the edges.
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