New last year started with 2 nucs that got to 2 standard supers and overwintered at 50 deg lat. On May 4th I took a nuc and allowed them to raise their own queen from at least 6 queen cells. June 2nd no sign of new queen so I added a frame of eggs larva and capped brood. 3 days later checked the frame and no sign of them drawing out queen cells but there is larvae on other frames so my eyes must of missed the eggs and queen.
I am feeding 2:1 syrup and pollen patties as I transferred into a standard super and while there was a good flow going as well but being new to it I have no drawn comb for them. My dandelion sour cherry and saskatoon flow has ended but they immediately transferred over to the raspberries that are now flowering. Feeding the new splits may continue based on forage available but here is where the question arises. My nuc which is now in a single hive body is filling up fast with nectar and some new capped honey. The bees have drawn out 5 or 6 queen cups in the middle of 2 old frames over the last couple of days. The new queen has started laying as evidenced by new small uncapped brood. I am wondering if these new cups are an indication of an only partially successful mating as we did have some very erratic weather in may. Am I looking at a possible supersedure attempt? I did not see eggs in the cups but I missed the eggs that are now larvae I did not see any jelly but 6 cups at once has me wondering.
I know that they know best and if they want to supersede the new queen already they would have a reason, but she just started laying so should I just leave them to it.? Thanks