1.2.2. Pupae

  1. Cut out a section of sealed brood, to be transported whole. Such a brood section can be sent through the post, although with the caveat that such transport away from the hive might affect bee or parasite gene activities.
  2. Uncap brood cells, lift pupae by their neck by curling fine curved forceps underneath their heads and transfer to a suitable transport medium, either individual microcentrifuge tubes or collection cards (see section 1.3.5).