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one of my splits has resulted in a small queen - it was just slightly bigger than the workers and far smaller than the other queens of the same age.
after 2 weeks from hatching it was still in the hive and not laying eggs - then i checked again on the 3rd week and seems she is gone completely, i checked once again few days later and didnt see it.... so i gave them a frame of eggs and now they are making a new queen - that also indicates that the queen is not longer there

was the queen naturally eliminated because it was small or this was a mere coincidence and perhaps was lost or killed during the mating flight ?
 
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