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Is it normal to have an empty queen cell in a 2 1/2 week old package install? Inspected yesterday and there are plenty of capped brood cells and honey cells. Just curious.

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Can happen. Bees will often build "queen cups", the beginnings of a queen cell, and not use them but they just sit there so maybe one day the bees can use them.
 

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>Is it normal to have an empty queen cell

For clarity and lack of miscommunication, we call an empty one a cup, not a cell, and one with a larvae in it a cell, not a cup. It is normal to have queen cups all the time. They mean nothing.
 
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