I have 2 hives, that have MANY queens cells.
Hive one in a single deep, 1.5 frames still empty on left. 19 total queen cells, 2 on bottom frames, rest on sides.
Few uncapped larva here and there, no eggs spotted. No lots of open cells, most capped brood.
Hive 2 has 9.5 full frames in single deep w 12 total queen cells, 9 bottom and 3 on sides of frames. A little uncapped larva here and there, no eggs spotted.
Not lot of empty cells open mostly capped brood.
I did not spot the queens during the insptections.
It occures to me that hive 2 MAY have had some signs of backfilling.
Are these both swarm prep? Supercedure?
Best action to take?
Some of the queen cells had brownish tips???