What happens to the old queen? When a queen is supurceded, the workers in the hive build supercedure cups that the queen lays in, cells are nurtured capped and... When the first virgin hatches, does she kill the old queen? If so is it always the virgin that wins the battle? Do the workers kill her? Do the new and old queen coexist until the old queen completely fails? Something I have never seen written about.