Re: Commercial queen cell vs sideliner cell
It isn't clear to me exactly what we are looking at. The smaller cell is in a plastic cell cup, and I can tell how deep the cell is (from the tip of the cell to the "bottom" of the inside of the cell). The larger cell appears to be (if I had to guess) in a wax cell cup attached to a piece of wood? It does look larger, but think the wood exaggerates this difference.
The perils of benefactors; The blessings of parasites; Blindness blindness and sight -Joni Mitchell 'Shadows and Light'