After the failure of my incubator, I managed to save two queens still in their cells. They should have emerged Wednesday, but the lower temperature slowed them down. I saw one trying to get out of her cell, so decided to help her by removing bits of wax with my tweezers. Unfortunately, due to being … Continue reading One saved, one dead
Supercedure cells are created when the bees want to replace the existing queen, who they have decided is no longer up to the job. This could be because she may be old, she may be damaged or many other reasons.