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Installed three packages two weeks ago. Checked them this morning.

One has larvae, eggs, and capped brood

Another has eggs and large

The third has no eggs, a lot of syrup in cells, and the beginnings of an emergency queen cell. I checked them about a week out and found two or three eggs. Would you requeen at this point? That's what I'm thinking.
 

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Installed three packages two weeks ago. Checked them this morning.

One has larvae, eggs, and capped brood

Another has eggs and large

The third has no eggs, a lot of syrup in cells, and the beginnings of an emergency queen cell. I checked them about a week out and found two or three eggs. Would you requeen at this point? That's what I'm thinking.
Yes unless you have brood they can make there own queen from... Unless the queen layer eggs before she left or they killed her they won't be able to requeen themselves...
 

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Queen is still there, but no eggs. I can get a replacement pretty easily so I think that's what I'll do.

Do you pinch the old queen, then load the new cage in, or wait 24 hours?
 
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