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Offline nietssemaj

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Queen dead in cell for a month
« on: June 08, 2013, 10:55:58 PM »
A while back I had a frame with 4 queen cells on it. 3 of the queen obviously emerged. One cell remained closed, wax removed from the cap but the cocoon intact. I moved the frame to another queen less hive in the hopes that it was just being held in the cell by the workers due to an older queen.

Well after a month I cut it off today and ripped it open.

The queen obviously is dead, why wouldn't the workers have ripped that cell open and disposed of her?