Greetings . . .
4/12/03 - Installed first package.
5/16 8:00PM, 70F, 70RH - 3" cluster on front of hive.
5/21 - Destroyed 3 queen cups, located mid-frame(s).
5/26 - Destroyed 5 cups, no eggs. 2 in 'communication holes' at frame bottom. No cup(s) on bottom-bars.
Do bees ALWAYS build queen cups this time of year? Are they "preparing" in case the need to supercede and/or swarm becomes necessary.