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I have a queen cup with a large amount of royal jelly, does this mean there is an egg or small larvae in there?
The cup looks to be about 1/2 filled with a solid white substance. I cannot see anything else in the cup.
 

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Yep, charged q cell with egg, or larva
 

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Is just 1 queen cup significant? It is on the last row on the bottom still pointing out. There are still larvae of all ages present, I cannot see well enough to check for eggs.
 

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It is queen cell now, not a cup. It is significant because they are intending to either supercede the queen or swarm. Generally, they make more than one when swarming, so it may be a supercedure. J
 

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Might want to get you a cheap magnifying glass from the drug store, amazon or walmart, That will help with seeing eggs.
Agree with fivej as well, there may be more qc's in there you missed, they can be harder to spot covered with bees, especially where supercedure cells tend to be mid frame
 

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So I guess I should check again in a couple of days and If swarm cells don't start popping up I will leave them alone.
 
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