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Those ARE queen cells. And from the looks they are trying to requeen the hive. If you have had the package only for a few weeks and everything else looks good, you could probably start yourself a small NUC from them, or if the queen isn't producing propperly, just leave things alone and they will take care of the rest...
 

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Thanks drlonzo I'm going to let it be if they want a new queen I will let them have her
 

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Thanks sqkcrk you said older capped cells how old do you think they are why I ask is I seen the old queen last Saturday and today I could not find her
so do the bees kill her then requeen
 

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Queens should emerge in 7 days. The queen you saw was probably dispatched some time since you last saw her. She could still be some where in the hive even. But she won't be for long.
 

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Not only is that a queen cell (picture 2), it's a textbook classic queen cell. Simply lovely. Even I could spot it. Some of the ones in the first picture are worth a peek from the underside to see if they're open or closed. A little one that is open is just a queen cup.

Honestly, I wish our books had pictures of some of the weird ones you encounter much of the time. When they're buried down the side of crazy-comb they can be harder to spot.
 
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