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Raising Queen Cells
Queen cells are made only when a new queen is needed, like in the case of a…
wax cell filled with honey
A naturally built queen cell for a honey bee queen. by Bienenwabe, via Flickr
Bee larvae in hive cells
Cells up close with babies inside
A perfectly symmetrical royal cell hangs head down from a comb. This cell has not yet been sealed by the bees and one can see a six day old larva exclusively feeding on royal jelly.
Cells used to raise new queens are elongate and hang down from the comb.