Does swarm prep suppress emergency queens?
I moved a queen into a new nucs from 2 hives last Saturday. Neither hive seamed to pay any notice. Today I looked for any signs of emergency cells in both hives. None. I did find swarm cells in one hive, just empty cups in the other. Some just hatched brood in each but not much, there had not been the usual volume of eggs in either hive.
I understand the hive with swarm cells not starting new queen cells. The hive without swarm cells not starting any baffles me. All I can think is that the frames I moved had also had swarm cells I missed. Do swarm cells have a lasting ability to suppress emergency cells?
4 yrs, Peak 14, back to zip, T lite; godfather to brother's 3.