Goodness, these bees sure do keep me on my toes! Went into the hives on Monday May 27th, I hadn’t been in for a couple of weeks, the last time I was in Demeter I saw supercedure cells. Remember, click on the pictures to enlarge them for a closer look!
Supercedure cell to replace a queen
And another. I saw three at least, maybe more, I don’t cut them off.
Cell of emerged queen?
Same thing on the top cell? But it looks too short. As for the bottom cell, it looks like it’s been ripped open.
Do we think this is a capped queen cell? Look at the next picture.
See the side? It’s actually just filled with more cells, it does NOT appear to be a queen cell.
So far, no queen and no eggs in Demeter. I’ll check next weekend.