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  1. #1
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    Default Is this a queen cell? Or burr comb?

    Was looking to add a box to my latest swarm, about a month old. Saw what looks like a queen cell, but couldn't tell for sure. Just to be safe, I moved the queen and 4 frames to a new box to simulate a swarm, and left this in the original box.

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    Three swarms, one queen added to brood from each of two purchased nucs (in deeps) for a total of 6 hives

  2. #2
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    Davie, Florida, USA
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    Default Re: Is this a queen cell? Or burr comb?

    That is NOT a queen cell. A queen cell literally looks like a peanut in the shell. That's just some wonky comb they drew. Put 'em back together.

    https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q...of+queen+cells

    Google is your friend before you do things so drastic...

    You managing your frame space correctly?

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Is this a queen cell? Or burr comb?

    overzealous combbuilding IMO. G

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Is this a queen cell? Or burr comb?

    its queenish.. yeah practice for the real thing next time... so it cold(burrrrrrrrrr) way to keep a sharp eye out..
    "Anytime you see someone more successful than you are, they are doing something you aren't."

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Is this a queen cell? Or burr comb?

    Thanks, guys. Too many cells in that, making it burr comb, gotcha. Queen cells are smoother. Had to make a judgment call, it was approaching dark, and I didn't have time to unveil and Google it. No harm no foul, I'm sure they will be happy to have their queen back after 18 hours apart.
    Three swarms, one queen added to brood from each of two purchased nucs (in deeps) for a total of 6 hives

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    Default Re: Is this a queen cell? Or burr comb?

    burr

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