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If there are multiple queen cells being made to replace a missing queen (superscedure) for whatever reason and one of the queens emerge will she always tear down and kill the remainig cells?
 

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Mike is dead on. I have left a few cells..i.e. more than 1...and let them do what they do best, figure it out. So far I am 5 for 5 on them figuring it out!!!
 

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i third the motion, she who hatches first wins
 

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Why is it different with queens from swarming? It is not uncommon to have 2 or more afterswarms. Why doesn't the first emerged queen destroy all the other queen cells in this situation?
 

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Think about what you just said...there is a difference between supecedure and swarming...lol......i had to think about it for a minute
 

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In a swarming situation, the old queen has already left with the first swarm. When a queen emerges, she doesn't know if she is a supercedure queen or a swarm queen.

What am I missing here?
 

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good point...now that you mention it. Can i blame it on muscle relaxers? I guess i'll just speak from whats happened to me. One queen hatched and took out all the rest no matter what.....LOL...sorry
 

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the queen dosent "know" if she's a supercedure or swarm queen. the bees know. they follow (99% of the time) they decision made when the queen cell was built.
 
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