Queen Rearing Groups

Hello Queen Rearing groups.

Here are some links to useful bee breeding and queen rearing available on this website.

These pages are particularly relevant to Ireland and native Irish bee improvement.

Together, they should help you to raise your own queens and, over time, improve your local Irish bees..

There may be other things of interest in the Index.

Colony Appraisal

Colony Assessment

Cloake board system

Drone Congregation Areas

How to graft

How to improve your bees

How to set up an Apidea

How to set up your Jenter Kit

How to use your Jenter Kit


Is my hive queenless?

Native Irish Honey Bee – Apis mellifera mellifera (A.m.m)

Queen marking colours

Queen rearing timeline

Queen rearing timetable for Jenter Kit and Cloake Board system

Queen Bee Introduction – Basics

Queen Bee Introduction – Paper Bag

Queen Bee Introduction – Postal Cage

Queen Bee Introduction – Snelgrove’s quick matchbox method

Scottish Native Honey Bee Society article about queen rearing and bee breeding groups: http://www.snhbs.scot/queen-rearing-and-bee-breeding-groups/



Information For Humans Beeing