May 23, 2015

Supercedure queen cell found. This indicates that the colony is unsatisfied with the egg-laying performance of their current queen and are therefore ousting here to may way for a more favorable queen. Honey bees make supercedure queen cells toward the center of the frame as opposed to swarm queen cells, which are usually found toward the bottom of the frame. In any case, all queen cells are drawn vertically and are much larger than those of regular worker cells.