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the naked beekeeper 

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Hi folks,

My colony has got plenty of swarm cells, well over 7-8, some of which have eggs in.

However, there are still 3 undrawn frames of foundation left in the hive, so still space to expand into.

Am I right in thinking, that these eggs don't mean anything yet and it's when I see a larva in a drawn out cell, rather than an egg in a cup that I should do my AS?
 

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8 and 3 nucs...it's swarm time...
Larva in a pool of jelly is "the sign". Need to be quick once you see it - if it gets capped, then she'll be gone.
 

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If the hive does not draw foundations, it is often a sign of swarming ahead.

Surely eggs in the cell cup is the sign, at least to me.
 
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You have "Play cups" which are NOT swarm cells.

You will have Queen cells when there are larvae in them.

I forget how often I have posted this this season here.

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You have "Play cups" which are NOT swarm cells.

You will have Queen cells when there are larvae in them.

I forget how often I have posted this this season here.

PH
I do remember you saying that in another thread.

I just wanted to be doubly sure, so thank you for repeating yourself!!:)
 

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