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Just thought I'd put this out there for those that may wonder.

I found supercedure cells on a frame. The frame was also covered with capped brood. I replaced the frame with drawn comb and closed that hive.

I then proceeded to the next booming monster three deep brood chamber and removed 2 frames of brood and one of honey and a little pollen. I placed them with the original frame with the queen cell. No fighting among the nurse bees
 

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A supercedure cell is made to replace a failing queen. If the cell you found was truly a supercedure cell, you may well have left your hive queenless.
 

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you're right. I did see the queen in the first hive, and some eggs in what I thought was a fair pattern, but you never know what the bees can detect.
 
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