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Cliffey 

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When I inspected my hive a week or so ago there was one queen cup with an egg in it at the top of a frame. I looked again a few days later and the egg was gone. I noticed today, though, that there was royal jelly in the bottom of the cup. I couldn't see ant larvae. Help please? No sign of any other queen cells.
 

victor meldrew 

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Could be a worker bee laying in a Queen cup !
it‘s removal having been accomplished by her sister workers . Worker bees police each other when it comes to laying workers .
 

victor meldrew 

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I doubt it ! If she shows signs of failing the colony will usually supersede her .
 

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I'd go back in and have another peek at it...see if the jelly is still there. One possibility is that there is a larva in it that is hard to see. The other possibility I can think of is that they have removed the larva but are yet to remove the royal jelly.
 

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