- May 10, 2021
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Yes ... that's what I thought as well ... I'd be having a look sooner rather than later - might just be a queen cup but if it is they are practising for the real thing and need watching....i cant quite tell from the photo...it looks more like a q cup to me built onto an older one..need to see the bottom of it to see if open and if anything inside
You've got a few drone cells there - they might know something about the queen and what you are seeing is them starting to think about supercedure .. how old is the queen ?
Bad weather here but I cannot delay inspections much more. Tomorrow I intend to do tip inspections, and then if indicated might pull a few frames from centre of brood.
It’s a deep and a super of brood, both with 5-6 frames of bees and brood.What concerns you about her laying pattern? Looks like your brood is split over two boxes, double brood/brood and half, the drones are on the periphery. There is a distinct lack of stores on those frames though.