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Hi All
I’m new at bee keeping this will be my second summer
Last year I got two nuc’s that I move to a 10 frame brood box then added a second 10 frame through out the summer they wintered with two 10 frame boxes and a full Super of honey they both made it through the winter and bursting with bees and were using the super as a brood box
I found the queen and moved her to the bottom box and installed a queen excluder in between the super and the brood boxes
Today I found a single queen cell and a bunch of queen cups on one of the hives with nothing in them
I’m not sure of what to do with this cell
I’d like to keep it but I cannot cut it out it’s on a plastic foundation

Thank you all
Marjo
 

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You can move the frame with a few more frames into a nuc to start another colony. Jut be sure you don't move the existing queen. I often shake into a box with a queen excluder between the bottom box I want them in and the top box I actually shake them in. Then I can find a queen as the others go through the excluder.
 

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If there is nothing in the cells, no action is required. Queen cups get built randomly. If you see an egg or larvae or white royal jelly, action is required.
 

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When brood is separated from queen then they typically raise new queen. Totally normal. Lack of queen pheromone is the reason. Make use of the cells and start a new nuc.
 
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