We three queens
Today I checked my resource hive (4 over 4, deeps) for queenrightness. It is 22 days since capped queen cells and lack of eggs indicated queenlessness.
In the bottom box, 2nd frame I pulled had eggs, properly laid (not LW). Cool, they are queenright, so I start putting it back together. I saw the queen on that frame as I was putting it back in.
The top box was off to the side, sitting on the top cover. I decided to take a peek at it, to see if there was any brood/egg there. What? A second queen, a bit smaller than the first, but definately a queen. Pondering that, I set that frame aside, and pulled another from the top box. And yet another small queen!
Not knowing what to do, I put it all back together, to let them sort it out. In hindsight, maybe I should have dispatched the two smaller queens, but I cannot say for sure which one was laying.
Last edited by bushpilot; 08-01-2020 at 10:29 PM.
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