Ok, second year bee keeping and going strong with main hive and a second hive split take from main hive just over a month ago. Today opened the main hive and I know around here prime swarm time is May through June but was slightly surprised to see about 10 swarm cells with eggs in them (no larva) even though they have if anything too much room. Right now they have a honey super with mostly undrawn comb and a double deep with drawn comb but is probably on 50% full with lots of empty cells for laying or honey. (the honey super is probably overkill for now). They are far from crowded in there, I would say they could fit in a single deep but it would be full. Now thats the background information to this question. So what troubles me is there was also about 5 Supersedure cells right in the middle (centre) of a few different frames with eggs as well. Is this more likely part of the swarm plan? It would not make sense to swarm and supersede at the same time would it? There was no question between swam and supersedure cells. All supersedure cells were right at the bottom of the frames below the drone come and supersedure was right dead centre of the frames. So would they do both at the same time?
Not that it means a whole lot but I should mention the queen was new late last summer and she is the best layer I have seen. She is really filling the frames with a nice full pattern so I don't see a reason to supersede.