This is a plastic queen cage.
What’s special about these cages is a few different things.
First of all, you have a solid area up here that’s not vented.
The queen can move to this side if she feels threatened, and she’s protected from anything
on the outside. It’s got vented areas all the way the other end. It’s also got an area
where you can break this out and the queen can’t escape but other bees can get in. To
open this up its got two holes, this one is capped, this is where you put your candy.
Open this small lid and this one flips open and opens it all the way. Makes it easier
to throw the queen in there and then close this. Plastic queen cage. Now I am going to
go to the bee yard and we are going to throw a queen in one of these cages.
You see the queen, she’s right here. We are going to place her in this cage. We got her
in there, going to give her a couple more attendances. Sometimes they can be a little
tricky to get ahold of. You want to be careful when you put your finger back over that the
queens head is not sticking out because you will squish it. A headless queen is worthless.
There we go.