Re: supercedure v. emergency queens
You know the difference because emergency cells begin as worker cells. The cell extends outward and slightly downward from a worker cell
Originally Posted by snl
If you have emergency cells, the hive is queenless. The bees had a very short window of opportunity to chose worker larva and change the cells and feed into that of queen cells.
Swarm cells and supercedure cells are first constructed, then the queen lays an egg into them.
Their appearance is very distinct from emergency cells.
But don't feel bad. Even a "famous" author got the distinction wrong in a bee journal a few years back much to his later embarrassment....
I have exactly ONE more hive than you.
That makes my opinion beyond dispute!