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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....
Beehive Apiary Honeycomb Pollinator Insect

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for folks that produce their own cells or if you have a inexpensive source of purchased cells two cells is a good idea no matter what size the queen mating unit. at the price quoted for cells by some folks two cells per mating unit seems to be uneconomical relative to simply buying purchased queens.
 

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:coolphotos: Nice and clear. Keep those photos coming. :smile:
 
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