I got a new bee hive with nine frames of bees and brood with a marked queen two weeks ago, and made a big check yesterday, I found no queen and found three queen cells in the center of three different frames, there is still a few frames of brood with eggs, larva and capped brood, the queen cells are partly drawn out and are probably pretty new. Question; should I let the bees raise their own queen or buy one? There are three hives in the area that are producing drones and the bees are calm and not Affricanized.
The topic ment to say NO queen,
(I'm a bad speller)
[This message has been edited by Got Honey? (edited April 25, 2002).]