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Queen laying eggs with out abdomen in cell

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I saw the queen laying eggs on the frame with out here abdomen in the cell and it looked like the other bees were pushing on her abodomen tring to get the eggs out. i was weird any sugestions. it a new queen by them.
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Last year I raised a queen that started laying by walking across the comb leaving a trail of eggs. This was in a mating nuc within a few of days of when she should have started laying. There were eggs everywhere. Probably a couple thousand on both sides of one frame.

Within a few days those had been cleaned up and she had caught on that she had to "control herself" until she backed into a cell. She is still laying normally now.

I would give her a week to figure it out.
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