- Purchased Nuc beginning of May 2019
- 10 frame hive
- 2 brood boxes and a honey hopper installed
- Nuc should have been sold 2 weeks prior to me purchasing it sell told me
Upon inspection last night I noticed one supercedure cell at the top of the middle frame in the bottom brood box. I checked all of the other frames and this is the only supercedure cell. I noticed a few queen cups but they all looked to be empty. I wasn't able to look in the supercedure cell but it wasn't capped.
I'm new to beekeeping and I'm not sure what a single supercedure cell means. I spent a lot of time trying to find an answer online and what I have found said there are usually multiple supercedure cells not just one. I have a queen in the hive and I think she is laying eggs based on the pictures I took (included below). I wasn't able to find the queen when I was inspecting the hive but when I looked at my picture I think I located her. Our weather has been up and down here in Pennsylvania with hot days then cold fronts move through and chill things down and we have experienced a lot of rain. I read in the forum that this might cause the bees to make a cell because crummy weather makes the queen slow egg production.
The bottom brood box has a feeder and two empty frames that are starting to be drawn. The upper brood box has two frames that are starting to have comb drawn on them. I noticed pollen and some honey on the outter upper corners of the brood frames in the bottom brood box so I added a honey super because I read that when they start making the white wax that they are ready for a honey super.
I'm trying to be a responsible bee owner and I'm not sure what to do or what I'm doing wrong.
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