Went into a hive today. Noticed the bees had the queen in a golf ball size ball. I brushed the ball with my finger and they dispersed. Then they started to ball her up again. No supecedure cells or swarm cells were in the hive. Any good reason why they appear to be killing there queen with no queen cells in the hive. Capped brood and some open brood was in the hive also. Or do the bees ball her up sometimes for protection from me? Thanks!