One sealed cell, no queen - suggestions ?

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Haroldf

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Hi.

Weekly Saturday Inspections, also checked on Tuesday, (for some
Reason- unsure ) but today Saturday
Have found what looks like just one supercedure cell on the side a frame in the main Brood area.

Looked for queen countless times today nowt, no eggs visible either.

Can’t understand why a capped cell
has arisen, after two inspections this week ? It’s been capped and made
So fast ? 😳 unless i missed it twice ?

Perhaps the queen has been killed or tried to fly off, but I cannot find her either way.

What options are there?

Order a new queen, and keep as is ,
or let them raise the new queen ?


Suggestions anyone 🤗👍
 
Let them raise a new queen is the easiest and cheapest option.
I have received two mated queens yesterday for some other
Planned splits, could I
Use one of those queens into the hive , and take down the supercedure cell?

Would this work, with a proven queen ?
 
I have received two mated queens yesterday for some other
Planned splits, could I
Use one of those queens into the hive , and take down the supercedure cell?

Would this work, with a proven queen ?
Why bother. They are making you a new queen. Use the bought queens in new hives
 
You received 4 nucs earlier in the year, you have bought 2 queens for 2 planned splits. Are you a novice?
My answer would be to do your planned splits as the queens are marked and you would be able to safeguard the queens in the original hives and the queens for the splits. Once the supercedure queen has emerged and is laying well, would be a time to do a split and add another queen. Also this reduces the risk of losing a queen if there was an elusive queen still in the hive.
 
I have received two mated queens yesterday for some other
Planned splits, could I
Use one of those queens into the hive , and take down the supercedure cell?

Would this work, with a proven queen ?
The bees are expecting a virgin not a mated queen, you could find they object.
 
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