Nucs - meaning you got 5-frame nucs and kept them as 5-frame nucs (until they swarmed because they ran out of space)?Hello,
Been struggling with two nucs all season. Both swarmed at least twice. Evidence of swarm cells and supercedure cells in both hives.
I only see some drone brood in there now. No eggs or larvae for at least a month.
Two weeks ago I put a frame of eggs and open brood in each hive and they didn't rear a new queen.
I'm stumped here. Please advise. Thanks!
What is the difference between the swarm cells and supercedure cells?
Normally you don't get both at once.
Drone brood - takes longest to hatch; that's why it is still there.
Did not rear a new queen - check now and may get surprised (there was no need for the ECs - there was some virgin running about).
If you got yourself overcrowded nucs and never expanded them in time, pretty much this is what you get.