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  1. #1
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    Oct 2009
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    Panama City, Florida, USA
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    Default Failed swarm cells - worker bees on finished cells

    I have on a couple of occasions this year found dead workers in a Capped cell instead of a failed queen. At first I thought it was my grafting, but the past two times it has been swarm cells that had the worker in them ( not supercedures). Is this a nutrition issue etc? Who else has seen this?

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Failed swarm cells - worker bees on finished cells

    I am thinking if the egg is just a regular worker egg instead of a queen egg. But again if they want to make queen cells then they can choose
    the way they wanted to. Maybe a genetic issue not a nutrition issue. Can you get some eggs to do a graft from another good hive.
    Hive #2 as a backup plan B, right.

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