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    I've gotta be wrong on this! No brood!

    If pollen is going in then I would suggest that either the Queen is laying, or laying is imminent. If the bees where put in a box of foundation last Thursday then we can assume it took a couple of days to draw out somewhere for the Queen to lay, so at most any brood will be 5 days old. The...
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    Swarming with no capped Queen cells

    Hi all, I have been helping the beginners from our local association with their swarming colonies over the past couple of weeks and have come across a common theme with this years early swarms. Many of the colonies are swarming with occupied but unsealed Queen cells! Most of these had only eggs...