Just thought I'd share a couple photos of two queen cells we found in a hive today. I guess we all know that (usually) the first queen that emerges will kill any other queens that haven't emerged yet. The queen that emerges will chew a circular cut around the tip of the cell, like the first photo below, but a queen cell with the side ripped open indicates a queen that didn't emerge fast enough and was killed with a sting from the winner, like in the second photo below. These were two queen cells that I started a little three frame nuc with earlier in the month, one queen cell on each frame...I guess I didn't need to put in two queen cells, but better safe than sorry....
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