As my 2nd year as a beekeeper starts, I am wanting to learn more in the way of raising queens and possibly selling queens and nucs down the road. Plus, this seems to be something to do other than just waiting on honey. :wink: I understand the process to get the queen cells started. The part I am having trouble getting my head wrapped around is breeding the queens and what to do after that. Where they live after breeding etc. I understand you take the eggs and put them in a queenless box. The bees raise the queens. You remove them from the box before they hatch. (simple version, I know) Then what? This is the part I get lost at. Lets say I raise 30 (20 whatever number) queens on one of those queen frames. What do I do with the 30 capped queen cells. What is the process from here. Do I need 30 queenless nucs to put each one in. They mate and come back in the nuc and start laying, then what, you sell her? If so, then what happens to the rest of the bees in this nuc, they will be queenless again. I just cant picture these folks that sell 1000's of queens have 1000's of nucs sitting around. I just want to start understanding how this works. I enjoy working with bees so much I am not sure that I can be happy just harvesting honey. Thanks for any input. Also is there any good books out there on this subject?