Re: Please help diagnose what this is... Video..
How did you determine that?
Originally Posted by Beauregard
You shook the bees off of the second frame. I wouldn't have done that. The queen might have been on it. Which you didn't know until you saw her. I call unoccupied queen cells queen cups. Just to differentiate one from another. In my mind I kept saying open the cell, open the cell, when you saw the second queen cell. But like what was pointed out the cell was further developed which the bees don't do unless there is an egg laid in it.
Did you figure out whether the queen was laying eggs? The brood pattern may not be hers. Whether it is or not, you need more bees in that hive. If you have another hive that can spare the bees give your new hive a healthy/well laid frame of brood w/ bees still on it.
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