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Carricell Portable Queen Cell Incubator
12 - 24 volt

Product Code Q-3

The Carricell portable incubator is ideal for transporting 6 - 10 day queen cells. The unit is strongly constructed, lightweight, and easy to use. This model holds 144 cells in a protective foam tray. The electronically monitored heating unit ensures a constant temperature.


The Carricell is powered from a 12 - 24 volt vehicle accessory socket and can also be connected to a battery charger or transformer for use on mains power. Accessory sockets are easily fitted to most vehicles.


For beekeepers who use advanced cells for replacing queens, making splits or producing queens, the Carricell is a convenient and reliable cell carrier.


Cells are easily removed from production hives without being exposed to varying temperatures or other bees. Mating nucs are conveniently supplied with queen cells and trays of cells are quickly transferred to and from a larger incubator. Because cells are held in separate foam compartments, there is no risk of emerging queens destroying other cells.


The Carricell has been thoroughly tested in commercial beekeeping and queen bee production. It makes queen cell use easier, quicker and surer. The Carricell is a professional product designed to assist beekeepers in efficient hive management.


Each unit comes complete with a foam tray, flexi cord, accessory socket and digital strip thermometer. These items are also available separately. Operating instructions are included with each unit.



  • Accessory sockets are easily fitted to most vehicles or tractors.


The foam tray can be removed and placed in a larger incubator or hot water cupboard overnight. Monitor the temperature and ensure it does not exceed 34 degrees Celsius. Keep a moist towel over the cells to keep humidity levels higher


Added humidity is not normally necessary for short-term incubation of 10-day cells, but if desired, lightly spray some water over the foam or cover cells with a damp towel or cloth.


The Carricell will operate on 12 - 24 volts AC or DC power. It is polarity protected so the unit can be used on vehicles with positive and negative earthed batteries. For connection to a battery charger, cut wires to battery clips and connect to accessory socket using electrical connector supplied. Battery clips may be rejoined using the same connector.


For connection to a transformer, the output voltage must be between 12 - 24 volts. Connect output to the accessory socket using connector supplied. The rating of the transformer must be 50 volt amps or more. Before any connections are made to battery charger or transformer, ensure mains power is switched off. The power consumption of the Carricell is minimal, using only 1.8 amps intermittently.


Foam trays, flexi cords, extension leads and accessory sockets are available separately.


Your Carricell is set at the correct temperature and no further adjustment should be necessary. The heating unit and electronic monitoring components are sealed for protection.

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