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Offline newguy

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now what?
« on: June 10, 2005, 05:21:45 PM »
i just checked my hive and found some wierd looking cells down at the bottom of a frame.  they were large, about 1/4 to 3/8 of and inch beyond everything else. there were about 4-8 of them in sort of a cluster. some are capped and some look like they are nearly ready to be capped. they look differant than the nice symetrical domes of a drone cell. they look like what i imagined a queen cell would look like, but i thought queen cells were built vertically, these are horizontal.  also, i didn't notice any new eggs/young larvae. im kinda of worried, what should i do?

i didn't see the queen but i haven't seen her since i got the bees about seven weeks ago. i know she was there because i have seen lots of larvae and i have bees taking first flights today. help

Offline Michael Bush

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now what?
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2005, 05:35:44 PM »
They are just odd drone comb probably built onto the bottom bar which shifted them out by 1/4" or so.
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