My first hive that is about a month old had a supercedure cell in this morning. The hive is growing really well. I added a second box last weekend on top since the bottom was 80% filled out and full of bees. 2 weeks ago I merged some italians into the hive since I already had 3 hives and didn’t want anymore. The original hive and queen are buckfast bees. The queen is marked and has a clipped wing.
A week or two ago I moved one of the outer frame into the middle since it wasn’t being filled out as well. Do you think since I seperated the brood a little that the bees thought the queen was gone? I found lots of fresh eggs and the queen looked healthy.
I decided to remove the queen cell (which was in the middle of a brood frame). I also tried to put all frames with brood on them together. I have two new queens coming in a few weeks that were for my other two hives but I could use one for this hive if I need to.
Why did they build a supercedure cell?