The Nassenheider® Queen Puzzle is a particularly ingenious queen shipping cage - by being able to plug together several queen puzzles in 3 dimensions, you can ship your queens safely and packed at a distance.
The Nassenheider® Queen Puzzle can be shipped in an envelope individually or side by side, or - for safer shipping in a parcel - can also be stacked in several layers using the connecting piece.
Optional humidity chamber
A piece of soaked paper tissue or similar can be inserted into an optional humidity chamber to supply the queen with liquid during longer transport.
Additional opening in the sliding lid
If a soaked tissue is used, the additional opening in the sliding lid is broken out, as this takes over the sealing function of the shipping cage. The risk of injury to the queen when closing the lid is reduced if the additional opening is broken out.
Lattice, Suspension, Feeding Chamber
After the queen has arrived in the new colony, the shipping cage can simply be hung in the hive, e.g. using a match. The queen still needs some time to consume the food supply (the colony eats its way through from the other side); only then can she leave the shipping cage. The flap under the feeding chamber is broken out for this purpose.
During this time, the queen's pheromones are already being emitted through the bars of the shipping cage. This ensures a safe reception of the queen by the colony.