Today I was checking my hives and came across one hive that had a couple of queen cells that were being torn down by the bees. This lead me to believe the hive had swarmed. Upon further inspection I found the original queen marked with green paint.
This got be quite curious, so I continued to look through the hive. Upon further inspection I found another queen in the hive. The new queen I saw is mated and laying, as I witnessed her depositing eggs into cells. The original queen with the green dot is also laying. So for now, I have a hive with two laying queens, mother and daughter.
I'm gathering that the hive is trying to supercede the old queen, for a variety of reasons that I will never know.
Does anyone have any advice on what I should do?
Kill the original queen with green dot?
Transfer the new queen to a nuc?
Leave the hive alone and let the bees decide?
By the way, I did mark the new queen with blue paint, so I can track what happens if the hive decides to keep the newly mated queen.