This is my second year and my first swarm. When I got home a few mintues ago I heard a roar. I looked up and the air was full of bees. Do I have a queen left in the hive? Should I order one in the morning. This is the second year for the bees.
If it was a swarm the old queen has gone. You will have several swarm queen cells that are just about to hatch. If you want to requenn with a new queen you should destroy those now, else let nature take it's course and allow the strongest of the new queens to kill the rivals and mate naturally.
You sure it wasn't orientation? Roaring? Maybe the swarm I saw was small.
It looked a lot like a small tornado of bees.
If it was a swarm the hive (as said) will contain swarm cells about ready to go. I think it is 14 days from hatching the queen should be mated and laying./?
The best queen/strongest queen might win or a not so good queen will win (and you will want to requeen). If it was survival of the fittest then all our hives would be corkers.
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