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Pair of queen cells ready for new queens to emerge

amazing photo of Queen Cells in Beehive
image©robertclare 2019

Found many queen cells today when inspecting colonies. These two cells will have new queen bees in them and will emerge very soon. The new queen will take over from the old queen and continue on in the hive producing new bees. The old queen has already left in a swarm taking about 60% of the bees with her to set up a new home. First queen out will kill all other queens that emerge after her. After a few days the new queen will go on mating flights and if all goes well will start laying eggs for the continuation of the colony.