Emerged queen cell and chewed queen cell
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  1. #1
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    Default Emerged queen cell and chewed queen cell

    Got a supercedure going on in one of my packages. Looks like things are progressing normally, with the 1st-queen-out killing the remaining queens in their cells.

    In the photo, the emerged queen cell in the upper right has a perfectly circular chewed-off cap. The killed queen cell in the lower left has a side chewed out and you can see the underlying foundation through the hole.







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    Last edited by shinbone; 05-11-2019 at 08:54 PM.
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    (1975-1980, and now since 2011; maintain about 10 hives; Zone 5b; 15" rain; 5500')

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    Default Re: Emerged queen cell and chewed queen cell

    Perfect picture, thanks.
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    Default Re: Emerged queen cell and chewed queen cell

    Excellent pic, Shinbone. Thanks for sharing.
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    Default Re: Emerged queen cell and chewed queen cell

    Fantastic pic. Are those drone cells that have had caps chewed off too? Looks like they are too far advanced not to be capped already. J

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    Default Re: Emerged queen cell and chewed queen cell

    Quote Originally Posted by Fivej View Post
    Fantastic pic. Are those drone cells that have had caps chewed off too? Looks like they are too far advanced not to be capped already. J
    I am thinking they are probably uncapped drone cells.




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    --shinbone
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    Default Re: Emerged queen cell and chewed queen cell

    Pulled a frame like this a couple weeks ago, and while looking at the still capped but side chewed out queen cell, a fuzzy queen crawled out! Guess I saved her from immediate death and gave her a fighting chance.
    Hindsight is 20/10, not 20/20...
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    From my observation hive i watched this take place. Often the stung queens live for some time.

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    Default Re: Emerged queen cell and chewed queen cell

    Yes sir, that photo is so good you can almost smell it
    “Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the Ark, professionals built the Titanic”

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    Default Re: Emerged queen cell and chewed queen cell

    Thanks for the compliments on the photo. All I can say is that the latest version of the iphone is capable if very nice photos without much skill by the user. :-)
    --shinbone
    (1975-1980, and now since 2011; maintain about 10 hives; Zone 5b; 15" rain; 5500')

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    Default Re: Emerged queen cell and chewed queen cell

    Awesome photo! I've mentally filed this as a reference

    Quote Originally Posted by Boardrida20 View Post
    From my observation hive i watched this take place. Often the stung queens live for some time.
    Ok; now I really want an observation hive!
    Painted Peacock Manor, Palos Verdes, CA

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