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Weird Super cedure cells


#1

i just added a new queen to my hive it has been queenless for about 2 in a half weeks and last week before i added her in i found a couple laying workers and so i dumped the bees out into my yard about 20 yards away from the hive they flew back about except for about 4 workers and so later that day my queen arrived and i added her to the box they ate through the candy cap in about 3 days and shes loose in the hive laying quite well but i saw were the bees are making super cedure cells and their were 2 to 3 eggs in them so i figured it was from the laying workers so i cut the cells out should i have done that or not cause now i feel like i shouldn’t have im regretting it


#2

New queens will place 2 or 3 eggs per cell; they figure it out eventually though.

200 or more feet would have been better to shake them bees out.


#3

Laying workers cannot make queens. They only make drones. So if you cut out queen cells with larvae in them, the larvae were not from laying workers. :blush:


#4

Laying worker hives often attempt to raise queens from drone eggs. In fact, in my experience, I would say they probably ALWAYS do at one stage of the process. Then they tear them down after they cap them.

http://www.bushfarms.com/huber.htm#fertileworkersqueencells


#5

Thanks Michael. :blush:

I guess my brain was thinking that laying workers will never produce a viable queen, which is true. However, that is not what my fingers ended up typing. :smile: