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I have a hive that is queenless. Three days ago I put a frame of eggs in the hive. Today I checked the frame and they had made a queen cup. I could not see anything in the cup. Since they are queenless how will an egg get in the cup?
 

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they build the cup around the egg/larvae, at day 4 the larvae is probably too small for you to see in the back of the cup (they have to build out then down from a cell). Over the next few days they will fill the cup with royal jelly which floats and feeds the larvae. In a few days the larvae will probably be big enough to see.
 
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