How do you rear queens?
When a queen lays and egg, about 4 days it hatches in and is now a larva. We take a few of these larva and move them into what is called “queen cups”. Then we take this and place it into a bee hive that has no queen. The bees will immediately start feeding each larva lots of royal jelly. Worker/Drone larvae only gets a small bit of this royal jelly while the queen gets gobs (technical term) of it. About 16 days after the egg was laid, the queens will emerge.
Photo of my taken by Lisa Phillips.