Dumb question supercedure/swarm cells...
Here's a question that popped into my head that makes me curious...
I think I know that supercedure cells are queen cells on the top half of a frame and the bees intend them for replacing an old queen.
Swarm cells are queen cells near the bottom of a frame, and are intended for swarming purposes.
I also know that some people cut a swarm cell off and stick it on the top part of a frame- is this done in the hopes of replacing an aging queen? Will this queen swarm cell that has been moved then become a supercedure queen that replaces the original queen?
(I also know that trying to control swarming by merely cutting off lower swarm cells is sort of like keeping a child star in pigtails hoping it will keep her from growing up....but that's not part of my question)
The little bee returns with evening's gloom,
To join her comrades in the braided hive... -Tennyson