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Well done a hive inspection yesterday and my strong hive has 3 queen cells in it upper third of the brood frame . I did not see the queen, the first time I have not seen her. I saw her last on the 17th of May. the queen cells where not caped yet. This is a young hive started from 4 frame. There is capped brood but it is spotty, good brood pattern last Saturday. From what I read on this forum I should just let them run there course. But being new I have to ask. Since this is a young hive
is this the right course? Thanks Greg
 

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If I were in this situation I would just let the bees take care of things, it sounds to me like they are on course to replacing a failing queen, at this point interfering will only complicate things for them. :)
 

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I would stay out for at least three weeks. If there are no cells on the bottom of the frames, it is doubtful they are contemplating swarming. Make sure they have room to store honey if they have the strength to protect it.
 
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