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Help! Queen but no larva and emergency cells


#1

Our hive lost its queen about 3 1/2 months ago, they hatched out a new queen it took a little time but I started seeing larva and brood, we were letting them do their thing and today when I checked the Queen is still there alive and there is lots of honey but no brood or larva at all and I found 6 emergency queen cells. Do I leave the current queen? Is she just sterile or stopped laying? Not sure what to do its so late in the season.


#2

Are they capped emergency cells? If so, I’d leave them if…you still see drones flying.


#3

Yep…leave them and cross your fingers there are still drones about


#4

They are capped, I have seen drones in the hive but I haven’t noticed them flying but I am not sure how you tell the difference from the worker and drone when they are flying…


#5

Drones are LOUD :wink: