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Did some hive splits, found lots of queen cells. Saved the best looking capped cells for the split and took out the rest. Question is, is this a hatched queen cell? And is this the newly hatched queen? Smaller than our old queen from this hive. She went into the split.

Hatched cell to the left?



And what looks like a young queen to me



And a photo I just thought was neat

 

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Great photos. Looks like you have a swarm in the making.
 

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hopefully we stopped it with the split. Checkerboarded the existing brood in the top deep frame in the parent hive. Took out all the extra queen cells.
 

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bet you missed the swarm and that's the new queen.....I hope she did not get a chance to kill all the other cells before you split...if she did you could have a queenless split
 

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If it swarmed it had to be a tiny one. The hive was absolutely busting with bees. Not sure how many more would have fit
 

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The hive was absolutely busting with bees. Not sure how many more would have fit
They say this would have been an opportunity to make multiple splits already having the cells in progress. I haven't tried plucking and plugging cells though.
 
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