Will the bees allow strongest queen to emerge?
I set up a new nuc with mostly capped brood and food, but my queen didn't make it. So the bees managed to find a few larvae and the nuc now has at least 2 emergency queen cells that will probably hatch Friday, one is tiny, the other a bit bigger, but still quite small. If the tiny one hatches first, will she kill the bigger one before she hatches? If I give them a nice frame of eggs/uncapped brood tomorrow, would they likely make more viable queen cells? Should I zap the current queen cells if I do? Every time I interfere, I seem to screw things up, and they always seem to know best.
Last edited by thenance007; 04-02-2013 at 10:39 PM.