New beekeeper here, currently in my second year of attempting to keep bees in the mojave desert. Last year I bought a whole hive kit from a reputable breeder but unfortunately they did not make it, possibly because of lack of food as it was a very dry year last year. I'm trying to better understand what went wrong so as to hopefully have more success this year (I was able to capture a wild swarm!) so I was hoping to get some information on what is happening with these queen cells I found in the hive. I understand that these are either swarm or supercedure cells but in looking around online I haven't seen much that look like them. I'm guessing these are supercedure cells since there would have been no reason to swarm as the colony was having trouble surviving, not exactly running out of room. All in all I made a ton of mistakes my first year out so I'm just hoping to use it as a learning experience and move forward, any help would be appreciated!