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I did an AS on a colony 2 weeks ago, then moved the original colony a week later to a new site 3.5 miles away. Just opened up the moved colony and there are 2 or 3 Queen cells with larva in again. There are also eggs and larvae of all ages. I guess I need to do a new AS tomorrow, but if this carries on, I'll run out of equipment!
Is this a normal thing to happen?
Could it be because I was too slow to super as ther is rape nearby?
 

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I did an AS on a colony 2 weeks ago, then moved the original colony a week later to a new site 3.5 miles away. Just opened up the moved colony and there are 2 or 3 Queen cells with larva in again. There are also eggs and larvae of all ages. I guess I need to do a new AS tomorrow, but if this carries on, I'll run out of equipment!
Is this a normal thing to happen?
Could it be because I was too slow to super as ther is rape nearby?
Before you AS them check the brood area for laying space.
Where on the frames are the cells?
 

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They are on the bottom of one frame in the BB. I think there was space to lay, but I'll reasses tomorrow. In any case, if there are occupied QCs isnt it too late for anything other than a swarm control?
 

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I cant find the Queen although she must be there as I can see eggs. There wasn't a gap in laying, so I dont think it's a new queen, but perhaps the mark has come off.
If I do an AS tomorrow and I can't find her, I just split the hive in half, destroy all Q cells and put a frame with eggs in each new hive. Then block the entrance of the new hive. Is that it or should I put a QX on the each hive until I find out which is QL?
 

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