1.2.4. Eggs

1. Cut out a section of comb with eggs and transport in a temperature-humidity controlled box, to prevent dehydration.
2. Remove eggs using a blunt needle and transfer individually or in bulk to microcentrifuge tubes or collection cards.

As an alternative for the rapid collection of massive amounts of eggs and early embryos:

1. Strike soundly a frame containing early-stage bees onto a sterile surface twice.
This releases over half of the eggs and embryos held by that frame,
2. Brush or lift into a new vessel.

While uncapped honey will drip via this method, if done at the right intensity, older uncapped larvae will remain in their cells.