Re: They swarmed!!!
Cells that are open with a distinct hole and no larvae along with capped ones at the the bottom frame...what state are they in? I have seen that on my hives as well.
I thought ones that had a Queen emerge were a little more jagged around the hole or had a trap door. Ones that are chewed out to kill the cell seem to have holes on the side.
What about the ones that perfectly symmetrical,smooth holes at the tip? Are they ones bees have started and abandoned or what?
Janne....first hives April 2013, 19 hives, treat, plant zone 8b, at sea level, latitude 49.13, longitude 123.06