Okay - here goes!
Brought a frame of brood from outdoor hive & put it in indoor observation hive. Lots of capped brood, a few eggs & a few larvae - lots of house bees.
Girls quickly started making queen cells. They ended up with about 10 “swarm cells” vertically along outside of frame. #1 queen hatched - nice medium size & dark. Just before the others started hatching she swarmed.
2nd queen visual. Very small queen, dark & looks good. The next day or two she swarmed!?
Rest of queens hatched but I didnt observe. #3 queen visualized - very small & much lighter in color than other two. At same time I notice they are making two more queen cells?! supercedure - kind of in middle of frame.
What is going on? Why would they immediately make supercedure cells after 10 queens & two swarms?
Can provide pics if needed👍🏼
Thank u in advance!