Removing larvae from the cell for transferring requires steady hands and an effective grafting tool. Beekeeping Grafting Needles are a handy widely used tool for this the queen rearing and royal jelly production process. This tool is made of high quality plastic making it very durable. It has a spring made of stainless steel making it handy, and resistant to corrosion and rusting. The grafting needle is small in size, easy to handle, convenient to carry around and operate. It has a non-slip handle at the middle section giving you excellent control when grafting.
With this grafting tool, you can precisely transfer an individual bee larva to a queen cell cup.
How it works
- This grafting needle is a simple pencil-like object made of plastic that contains a thin reed at the end. The reed is what picks up the delicate larvae, and it is bendable and quite flexible.
- These grafting needles have a spring-loaded plunger used to gently push the larva out of the reed and into the cup, so you can precisely transfer an individual bee larva to a queen cell cup.
- The egg is transferred by the influence of the grafting needle putting the larvae into the central pedestal, then pushing the index finger gently press the elastic rod insect larvae into wingtip bottom.
- When the spring is pushed down, the rod goes back into place automatically.