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Offline gdog

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Capped queen cell
« on: July 31, 2013, 10:50:07 AM »
I have a capped queen cell I placed into a queenless hive along with some brood/larva from another hive. Is a queen cell only capped if it contains a larva/queen bee? or could it be empty?

Offline millipede

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Re: Capped queen cell
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2013, 11:08:32 AM »
If it is capped, it should have a queen in it.

Offline WarPonyFarms

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Re: Capped queen cell
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2013, 12:09:59 PM »
It had a queen in it when they capped it.  That doesn't mean she will emerge. 

If there is a problem with the cell, the bees will make a queen if the larva you provided is young enough.

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