View Full Version : Cell I.D.
05-24-2009, 04:25 PM
What kinds of cells are these?
05-24-2009, 04:49 PM
Queen cells. Judging by their depth I would guess they have larvae. Judging by their position I would guess emergency cells. Next more likely supersedure cells. Least most likely swarm cells.
In the context of a weak hive I would assume supersedure or emergency. In the context of a booming hive I would assume swarm cells. Those combs appear to have no brood in them, which is odd where there are queen cells, and I don't see a lot of bees. Which makes me think they may be queenless and desperate and building queen cells in hopes of things that probably won't happen. They may even have the beginning of laying worker issues and have drone larvae in them.
Do you have brood in the hive? Drone? Worker? Open? Eggs?
05-24-2009, 05:41 PM
Man you are good! this is a queenless hive that has some capped cells from before i did a split. I bought a new queen but on the day I got her I was going to mark her and she got away, that was on wed. I learned something that day. I have decided to combine them with the original hive, that way id have one strong hive.
05-25-2009, 03:33 PM
since i combined this hive with another strong hive should i get rid of these cells?
05-25-2009, 04:00 PM
I'm sure the bees will take care of it.
05-25-2009, 04:33 PM
ok sounds good ill just let them take care of that issue.