Re: Good brood pattern and occupied supersede cell. what does that mean?
Supersedure is the result of the bees' perception of a (potential) defect in the queen, her physical attributes, her pheromone levels, or other performance that is unknown or vague to the human observer. Consider it 'bee insurance', providing the best chance of success for the colony. Bees seem to do more superseding lately, there are many asserted conclusions on line about the cause(s).
Originally Posted by wcubed
Supersedure is an opportunity to incorporate locally adapted genes into your apiary. Some experts consider genetic input by local drones in mating flights a good thing, some don't. I'm in an 'Africanized" area and watch closely as the newly mated queens populate the colony after their mating flights. So far, I've been very fortunate with good temperament and good production in my home grown queens.
varmit05, how did your SS cell turn out?
I try to learn from my mistakes, and from yours when you give me a heads up :)