I am using the Nicot method of raising queens, I will have queen cups ready for placing in cell builder, tomorrow and Monday. The queen exceeded my expectations and has laid in almost every cell cup. I only have 1 cell builder and will only use at most 20 cell cups. If you ever wanted to make your own queens all you need to do is place these cell cups in a queenless hive and let the bees do their job. These cell cups will be free if you want them.
If the cell builder does a good job will have extra queen cells ready to be placed in mating nucs in about 12 or 13 days.
This is my first time trying this method and it seems to work as long as you follow strict instructions. feel free to send me email raymond-...@sbcglobal.net
I will only need about three or four for myself.