Re: What's going on with our hives?
Regina, when you say your hives are up to two full supers, just what do you mean?
For instance, at this time of year, preparing to go into winter, my colonies are two ten-frame deep hive bodies, and sometimes one shallow super for honey for winter. Some folks run 3, 4, or 5 medium depth supers for their hives and overwintering.
Knowing your specific setup would be helpful. If your hives are in, for example, two medium depth supers only, those queen cells could conceivably be swarm cells. A friend of mine in St. Louis last weekend hived a swarm! So strange things do happen.
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