Queen Cups

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by Rebaxte, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. Rebaxte

    Rebaxte New Member

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    During my inspection yesterday I found 2 queen cups on different frames. One had jelly and a hatched larva. The other I couldn't see in. I don't think they are swarm cells. My question if they cap them should I pull the frames and make some splits? I only have one hive right now. I have a package on the way in two weeks as well as a local queen coming next week. Not sure what to do. Seems a shame to squish a perfectly good queen cell. Btw queen lays like a champ. Fills the whole frame.
     
  2. JosephCarboni

    JosephCarboni New Member

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    I'm new at beekeeping so I couldn't give u the right answer but may if you read on the answers I have been getting the topic is queen cells . An have gotten some good advice
     

  3. camero7

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    Sounds like supercedure cells to me. for some reason the bees want to replace the queen. I'm south of you and I'm not seeing walking drones yet. So I would squish them and delay supercedure for a while.
     
  4. Ray

    Ray Member

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    I've always tried to increase my yard. If you have the resources to split off a nuc...... go for it! If your queen is doing a good enough job and you don't have the enough stuff to make a nuc, now is the time to remove the cup. There is a good chance that the bees will start another one later anyway.