Re: Question for Atlanta area beekeepers
I'll add that after that 4 or 5 days and the queen cells have been drawn. I will inspect the cells, which there could be many of, and tear out the dinks. Preferring the larger cells and larger queens that will emerge. The first queen to emerge from the cells will find the rest and kill the other queens before they also emerge. Hopefully! So there isn't a battle to the death and two queens wind up dead, leaving you to place more eggs in the split to make new queen cells.
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