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yesterday my observation hive swarmed, they have been building queen cups the past week and a half, but none were capped so I thought I had some time. the weird thing is they swarmed for almost two hours but never lit anywhere and then they all went back in the hive. I opened the hive this morning thinking now would be a good time to split before they really swarm, but none of the queen cups had so much as an egg in them.
has anyone seen anything like this before? I didnt split them because none of the queen cups had anything in them, but will they swarm before they have a queen cell? they have filled 5 out of 8 frames with two fully drawn comb above them to move up to so Im pretty sure there not crowded.
 
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