So maybe if bees from a small cell/natural cell operation were to swarm and find a good cavity, there might be some chance for longer term survival.
Some friends of mine in Iowa have a large bee tree in their yard. It's had bees in it for at least 20 years, but I think they routinely die out and the hive is recolonized. If small cell bees were to move in, do you think they would just use the old comb (potentially large cell) that was there or might they tear it down and start new.
I know any answer would probably be conjecture, but it's an interesting question.
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