Just did a hive inspection and I'm pretty sure this is a queen cell. I located the existing queen on another top bar and it has fresh eggs. And there is other brood all over the other bars. So do I pull this one bar out and put in a nuc to let them raise this queen, or will they not try to supersede until this new queen has returned from her mating flight, which won't happen because there are no drones around this time of year. It's a small colony without much stores so I don't want to be wasteful, but I'm also a newbeek and want to get the experience before next spring when I want to do a split.
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