Reply To: When is a play cup a queen cell?

Gary T

I think my bees were somewhat embarrased at their beekeeper asking such a question so when I did an inspection yesterday they made it easy for me!

The queen cell more or less in the centre of the bottom of the frame is a good 2cms long which makes it around day 5/6 ?

I did a nucleus split removing the existing queen on her frame, another frame of brood and a frame of stores, into a nuc. I’ll go back into the hive in a few days time (need to work out exactly when), decidde which queen cell to keep and knock down the rest. At least that’s what I read I need to do!