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Jeff Buzz 

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I have a hive that although it survived the winter has been very slow getting away this year.
It has a queen and some brood in all stages but when I checked yesterday I noticed some cells with up to six eggs in the bottom.

Can any kind person spread some light on this for me please.

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The queen has violated antenna or antenna is missing or rigid for sting. It does not smell where it has put the egg.

All the same, buy a new laying queen
 

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It is also possible they have superceded and there is a new queen laying. New queens often put several eggs in a cell until they learn to do it properly. Might also be laying workers of course, but hopefully not.
 

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It is also possible they have superceded and there is a new queen laying. New queens often put several eggs in a cell until they learn to do it properly. Might also be laying workers of course, but hopefully not.
Laying worker procudes cap high cells = drone larvae. And he has seen that queen.

New queens do not put several eggs in one cell. What I have seen, they put just one. Very seldom two eggs.

If they do to me that, I will discard the queen at once. I haver met several eggs n the cell but the queen have had some violation.
 

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