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riddler1974 

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i put a frame of eggs into a queenless hive last sunday ,checked it wednesday and there were 5cells crawn out ,checked it today any & all the cells were thorn down. i am sure there is no queen in the hive & there was no other makings for a queen except the frame i put in .it any one has any idea as to why they would break down the cells it will de much appreciated
 

oliver90owner 

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No mention of how long queenless, or any other history, so guessing - if it was around two weeks, I would be looking for a virgin queen. Probably a scrub queen.

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Only reason they tear down cells is a newly hatched or existing queen present, just wait a week or two depending on weather and hopefully eggs will appear
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thanks for the advice everyone,i will wait & see what happens with it.
 

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