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?
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.