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1 week old package queen cup found


#1

Any help would be great! Im a little nervious, i oppend up my hive for a one week inspection after installing a new package with marked queen and could not visibly see the queen.She was released from her cage and I did however see that they were storing pollen and nectar. If you see my attached images i see eggs in the comb but also see a queen cup. Should i be worried?


#2

Quick answer is no.

Was there an egg in the cup?


#3

It’s a play cup
Bees make them all the time
They become queen cells only when charged.
Empty play cup ok till next inspection in a week
Play cup with an egg, check three days
Play cup with royal jelly and larva…action

Lovely view of those eggs against the black plastic


#4

I agree with @Dee ! Queens looks to be doing a great job on that frame. Keep an eye on them. If they start building cells on the bottom of the frames then you will need to take action.


#5

Thank you for the help, Ill update when I open it up again.


#6

Ok looks like they took care of it for me and i was able to find the queen. Here are some photos of the progress


#7