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    Do they ever eat the egg's ? I have a hive that was a split. Moved the queen, frames of brood and nurse bee's to a new location. Simulated swarm split. About a week ago went in there were lots of egg's. Went in yesterday egg's seem gone no larva were egg's were and everything is being back filled. Also capped swarm cell and i cant find queen. And she is very easy to spot. Will bee's swarm before a new queen hatches?
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    Yes, they will eat the eggs if they cannot raise them. They often swarm before the queen cell hatches so they virgin doesn't kill the mated queen.

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    I would never say anything is impossible when it comes to honeybees. But I highly doubt they swarmed because there’s just as many if not more bees than there was when there was a queen in there. And I looked extensively for her and she is not there. She was very easy to spot and I think I have a pretty good eye for finding the queen. Any thoughts?

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    Lack of protein from lack of field bees or just the wrong pollen.
    Expect they will straighten out.
    It is hard to design a safety net that some will not use as a hammock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saltybee View Post
    Lack of protein from lack of field bees or just the wrong pollen.
    Expect they will straighten out.
    Why would this make them make a queen cell and not be able to see the queen????

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    You don't say, but did you check the original hive for the queen?
    Maybe she fell off the frame, as you went to transfer her to the new hive.
    DavidZ

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    So there is only 1 queen cell? That's not a swarm cell in that case most likely a superceder cell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vtbeeguy View Post
    So there is only 1 queen cell? That's not a swarm cell in that case most likely a superceder cell.
    . Thought it was a swarm cell because it was along the bottom of the frame. Only one in there. Funny because a couple weeks before this happened I found her outside the hive on ground. Picked her up and blew on her and she started moving around. Put her back in the hive and she was fine for a couple of weeks. Maybe they were done with her. She is no ware to be found

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