New to the Bee scene. Bought two 5 frame nucs from a local supplier. Installed them on May 9th. Went to check on them this evening. I knew I was going to need to add another brood box and was checking to see if it was time. One hive is ready. The second hive may have been ready last week when I checked. They have 8 of the 10 deep frames full, 1 is 3/4 full and the 10th one they are just starting to draw comb on. The questions! I have posted pictures, all pictures are of the same frame. In the upper corner it appears they are building Queen supersedure cells. There were 5 of them, I pulled one off and it sure appeared to be a queen larvae. There are four more of the same. I didn't see a Queen but then again I didn't really look for her either. I am looking for confirmation that I am in fact seeing supersedure cells. My plan is to head out tomorrow morning and put the frame with the supersedure cells on it in a nuc that I had prepared for just such a situation, along with a frame of Nectar/Honey and raise another colony. Should I find the old queen and remove her, and leave one supersedure cell in the oriinal hive? Or leave the old Queen and let the nuc sort out the supersedure cells. It looks as though there aren't much for brood on this frame, though there is brood on other frames. The nucs I bought have black plastic foundation and it appears most of the brood is being laid in the new comb on the new frames. Just looking for some assurance that I am thinking right here.
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