Found this supersedure cell today . . . Also found the queen . . . This is a queen that I bought in early July to make a split with. I didn't do anything. If they are superseding, I'm sure they have good reason. But can a new queen really make it this late in the season? The drone count is already getting low in my hives. We've had almost no Summer this year, so I wouldn't be surprised by an early Fall.