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Offline Ballsz1972

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Swarm cell?
« on: March 18, 2017, 08:54:46 PM »
Is this a swarm cell?

Offline iddee

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Re: Swarm cell?
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2017, 09:11:30 PM »
NO
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Re: Swarm cell?
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2017, 09:53:00 PM »
It's a drone cell isn't it?
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Offline Ballsz1972

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Re: Swarm cell?
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2017, 10:06:21 PM »
It was a little bigger than a drone cell that's why I didn't know?

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Re: Swarm cell?
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2017, 10:25:46 PM »
All queen cells are vertical, this cell is horizontal. The bullet capping is what tells us it is a drone cell.
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Re: Swarm cell?
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2017, 10:45:07 PM »
Cool thank you

Offline Acebird

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Re: Swarm cell?
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2017, 09:30:26 AM »
I would want to see more than one photo before I make that call.  It is hard to get the third dimension with a single photo.
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Re: Swarm cell?
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2017, 12:24:36 PM »
Could it be the start of a queen cup? Is it open on the side that we can't see?

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Re: Swarm cell?
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2017, 04:55:11 PM »
Watch the vidios abnormal conditions 1 and 3 on this site.
http://www.uoguelph.ca/honeybee/videos.shtml

It shows queen cells that look like that.
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Re: Swarm cell?
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2017, 06:27:39 PM »
I watched part of part 3. I see a lady using a hive tool to separate two frames by prying against the comb and tearing a large hole in the comb, in a box mixed with wood and plastic frames. Then I see a "guy??" with his hat on backward and gross looking ear implants. I didn't need to watch any more, as I didn't want those people teaching me anything.

I'm thinking you may have seen queen cells made from a drone larva in a laying worker hive. In that case, it may be horizontal. It is still a drone cell.
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Re: Swarm cell?
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2017, 06:49:47 PM »
Iddee
You could be right, I just thought it had the same look.  My back was out last week and so I spent a day and watched all those vidios cause I couldn't do any thing else anyway.  I even watched the one on lighting a smoke.  I thought most were pretty good but would have rather my back not have been out.
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Re: Swarm cell?
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2017, 06:53:06 PM »
 :wink:
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