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Cells with extended cap?

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have two packages about 4 weeks in hive. one is lagging quiet a bit. it has produced brood cells but is very slow compared with the other. just noticed a few cells near the bottom comb with caps protruding out about 1/8 inch. could this be queen cells? i don't think drone cells are supposed to look like this.
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If they look like bullets then they are drone cells. Fully drawn out and capped queen cells look like peanuts.

Have a look at this photo zoom in and you will see one of the queen cells without very many bees on it.
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