Help! Queen and emergency cells? or supersedure cells?
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  1. #1
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    Default Help! Queen and emergency cells? or supersedure cells?

    This is my first year and first hive. I did an inspection and came across queen cells. I looked up all I could on the types of queen cells, but I have come to a dead end. What I read was that supersedure cells grow completely vertical, and that emergency cells grow out then down. Will someone reassure me that these are supersedures and not emergencies? Also, I am fairly sure that this is my queen. I feel like an idiot for having to ask, but I am learning as I go. Other information is, at the time, the queen cells weren't capped. Two of the four in the hive are now capped. The queen is still there, and there are larva. I did not take the time to look for eggs because it wasn't the best weather and I wanted to get it closed up. Also, there are only three full frames out of 10, but the bees are storing and capping honey on the outsides of all three frames.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated
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    Default Re: Help! Queen and emergency cells? or supersedure cells?

    Since your queen is still there and the cells are few in number, I'd assume supersedure
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    Default Re: Help! Queen and emergency cells? or supersedure cells?

    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 42y 40h 39yTF

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    Thanks a lot! I was probably just over thinking it. It's nice to know that it's common to supersede new queens

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