We let our obs hive swarm so we could see the process and watch the aftermath. It has been fascinating so far. But, in my educational talks I tell people the first queen to emerge goes around and stings all the other queens to death in their cells. Yet, we just saw two unmated queens running around in the obs hive a couple of days ago. Plus, the bees are working on more queen cells even while they tear down others. And, I hear another queen quacking in a cell ready to emerge.
So, is this very unusual? Is what I tell people true and what normally happens?