Re: queen cell question
I will never ever cut out a queen cell again. Is the worst advise I have ever received. Lost hives going into winter because they were replacing the queen and I stopped them and then they would not take a new installed queen. I'll use the swarm cells to stock nucs and let them raise their own queen. I'll leave the supersedure cells to let them replace a queen on their own.
I could not tell from the picture if there is a larva in those queen cups. They build empty cups just in case they need to start a queen later so I don't cut them out either. I may live long enough for someone to convince me to cut out queen cells again, or not. I'm looking forward to capped queen cells to use to start new nucs!
From the position of those cells I'd think if they have larva in them then they are supersedure cells. That's a ton of bees on that frame to be a failing queen. Beat ya there is no larva in those cells and they are just keeping them around just in case.
Try living life with the attitude it's not about what you want to do but what you should do!