I hived a package of bees on Thursday April 10. I checked on them on Tuesday April 15. They almost had the queen out, but not yet, so as suggested I poked a hole in the candy. When I checked again today, she was out. When I pulled the empty queen cage out, I saw this.
So, I looked for the queen. She's there, and beautiful! She was walking around sticking her but into cells. I didn't see any eggs, but the frame she was on was covered in bees and I couldn't get them to move, and I didn't want to brush her off accidentally.
A couple of questions...
1) Do you think the bees got desperate cuz they were queenless? or do you think they're planning to overthrow the government?
2) If you believe they want to replace her, should I let them or should I call the supplier and get a new queen?
3) They can't make supercedure cells with out eggs, so what were they thinking?
4) Because the bees were building these cells, do you think this could lead to laying workers?
Thanks for your help!