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    Had a call from a friend. They have an Apidea with a newly hatched queen she is laying in the last two weeks. But now there is a sealed queen cell in there along with brood and eggs. I suggested leave well enough alone this time of year and they will sort it out, What do you think.

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    Frankly it's the only option now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greengage View Post
    Had a call from a friend. They have an Apidea with a newly hatched queen she is laying in the last two weeks. But now there is a sealed queen cell in there along with brood and eggs. I suggested leave well enough alone this time of year and they will sort it out, What do you think.
    I raised a very nice queen in August from a MannLake double mating nuc ( heaving with bees)... and she mated and is laying..

    You may struggle with the mating bit now...and she will be small. If mated Ok she will be a good stand in..Personally I suspect she may be only partially mated and end up drone laying.

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    Ok thanks for that, if I hear anymore Ill post here to let people know what happened. I am curious myself.

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    Has he had a look for the queen she should be easy to spot
    I wouldn't want that cell hatching if she is there

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    Yes did not see her but saw eggs and unsealed brood.

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