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I am not 100% sure I saw any eggs so I am concerned it is an emergency cell, but its on the bottom of the frame. Swarm right? Or maybe nothing? There is lots of capped brood. Also there were still 3 frames with nothing on them and 2 with only one side started. I put the 2nd box on just encase.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs302.snc3/28717_1283558008304_1210726480
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs302.snc3/28717_1283558088306_1210726480

The one on the right was capped and looked as if any day arrival. The other 2 are still open including the big on.

Thank you,
Jonathan

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Looks like the girls want a new Queen. May be a swarm or just a replacement. My guess from your description is a swarm, because of confined quarters.
 

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Looks like swarm cells from here, I have had hives swarm with only 6 frames of bees and drawn comb :(
 

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From when the cell is capped how long do I have?

I don't have a top or bottom board built yet and I leave today for 48 hours on shift. I can have a nuc built in a few hours.....If they will wait tell I get home. Thank you, Jonathan
 

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I have a similar situation, except that I found 2 supercedure cells in the MIDDLE of one frame that were formed in the last 7 days. This is 2 weeks after I housed a nuc and queen that is now laying. I just added a second hive body so there is now room for them to expand. Do I scrape out the cells? If I leave them will there definitely be queens?
 

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you can use anything for a top and bottom in an emergency-cardboard works fine if kept dry. just shim/prop up the bottom box so they can get in/out. good luck,mike
 
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