I did not prime the cups. I had attended a queen rearing workshop that was provided by my local club, and I learned that priming the cups was not alwys required. There seemed to be sufficient fluid surrounding the larvae that I selected. The largest point they made me aware, was to be very careful about not flipping the larvae. If it flips, it will not be able to breath and that is the end of that larvae. It was actually pretty simple to scoop out the larvae, as with anything, the more you practice, the better you get at it.what did you prime the cups with?
My next challenge is going to be where to put the queen cells. I purchased a queen castle. This will provide me with four, two frame areas in a single deep body. Each area has its own entrance. My plan is to set this up a day before the queens are to emerge, which is July 8.