Multiple Eggs Per Cell - Meaning?

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  1. lmtfi

    lmtfi New Member

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    What is the significance of finding multiple (up to 3-4) eggs per cell?



    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Flyman

    Flyman New Member

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    Laying Worker or a very young queen that hasn't quite figured it out. Probably a laying worker though.
     

  3. PerryBee

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    If eggs are attached to the sides walls of the cells = laying workers
     
  4. lmtfi

    lmtfi New Member

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    They are all deposited at the proper center of the cell.

    The queen is a new purchase - arrived 3 weeks ago and I made up a nuc with her.
     
  5. PerryBee

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    Probably a young queen like Flyman says. I have seen it before with queens that are just starting to lay. Give her a few days and she will probably settle right in.
     
  6. lmtfi

    lmtfi New Member

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    Do the nurse bees thin the eggs to one per cell? I guess there is some mechanism since the cell cannot support multiple larvae.




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  7. Iddee

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    Two points for Perry. He nailed that one.
     
  8. PerryBee

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    Wow, nice photo! :thumbsup:
    (just noticed the queen in the photo too)
     
  9. tecumseh

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    very nice photo and the queen in the picture is most definitely new and not a laying worker.

    the queen should cease this nonsense fairly quickly. I have always assume (obviously don't know) that the multiple eggs are canabilized by the workers.
     
  10. Walt B

    Walt B New Member

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    And this, my friends, is the ultimate, #1 attribute of this forum. There's a question, a couple of possible answers, confirmation of one of them, and all is well again. Nobody was "thrown under the bus", there were no "I'm smarter than you" contests...and we all learn something.

    I really like this forum.

    Walt
     
  11. Bens-Bees

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    Good looking frame. She certainly is putting a bunch in per cell.
     
  12. lmtfi

    lmtfi New Member

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    Thanks to all for your replies!
     
  13. G3farms

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    WOW!! you got a first class pic there :thumbsup:

    New queen laying eggs and multipule eggs in the bottom of cells. That would make a great training pic., sad to say but it
    took me a minute see the find her.
     
  14. Hobie

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    Hey! I could see eggs in that photo, and I can never see them when I'm
    looking at my own hives. Took me a while to find the queen, though.
    Great photo - that's awesome!

    Re: lmtfi's question: Does anyone know if the bees thin the eggs down to
    one per cell? I'm curious.
     
  15. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    I think they remove them all and start over. At least that is what I've read sometime in the years past.
     
  16. Flyman

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    Gread Pic!! I saved it in my bee pic file and I don't save many.