Colony in the wall

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So I rescued my first colony that was in a wall at a house being redone.
It was much bigger than I anticipated It was kind of rush so I did t have enough deep boxes etc 4 days later now I have the box so I went to put it in. Ended up only installing 9 frames today because these bees had thick comb and they were building frames together. They had attached their comb to the frames but I felt of I jammed 10 in it would be a mess. Didn't find a queen but saw a queen cup with Larva in it.
Exciting.
 

Alastair

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That they are building a queen cell probably means you did not get the queen so they are making a new one. Unfortunately at this time of year the new queen is unlikely to mate as there are not enough drones around.
Could you post a picture of the queen cell so we can confirm it is a queen cell?
Also, you could go back to where you got the bees from and see if there are any bees left, the queen may be among them.
 


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