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  1. #1
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    Default pics of opened supercedure cell

    I'm curious about what this opened supercedure cell looks like. I thought when it opened the queen emerged....(or if they put royal jelly in the wrong cell...well *something* should emerge). Why does it look like larvae?



    It previously looked like this:

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    Did the cell get scrunched when you put it back in the hive??

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    The cell probably got bumped when you pulled the bar. That tear happened just before the picture was taken from the looks of it.

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    is this the same hive you posted in the multiple eggs thread? It looks like they are trying to raise a queen from drone brood. I never seen that but heard it happens as a desperate last measure.
    Are there any worker brood in this hive? Did you see the queen? If not they need a queen asap. I never had to try it but it's been said that if you shake/brush all of the bees some distance away from the hive all the workers will return except the laying workers. Leave them queen-less for a couple of hours then you can introduce the new queen. Good luck.

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