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Stiffy 

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I checked through an apidea yesterday that had just (2 days) hatched a new queen and heard her piping.

1. I have never heard this before and was amazed at the sound

2. I was told that this was a sign on an imminent swarm, but as she was the only queen present this seems unlikely, any thoughts?

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Well my hive 2 swarmed at 10.00 am after I heard a queen piping at about 8.00pm the previous night.

Are you sure there are no queen cells present?
 

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I have also heard the workers quarking on the beecam, just communicating,

I expect she is trying to find out if she has any sisters that have yet to hatch, in order to do the deed.
 

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Well my hive 2 swarmed at 10.00 am after I heard a queen piping at about 8.00pm the previous night.

Are you sure there are no queen cells present?
The queen is in an apidea and hatched from a cell I put in so am fairly sure that there were no other cells. Will keep check through the apidea again asap.
 

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