|When a swarm cell is capped the hive usually swarms. This hive swarmed|
A hive that has swarmed has very little brood in the hive. It usually has swarm cells that have opened. The new queen has emerged. The hive will be filling the brood frames with honey. A new queen if it was mated will start laying eggs three weeks after it has emerged from the queen cell.
|These are emergency swarm cells or supercedure cells. They are normally located anywhere on the side of a brood frame.|
|Swarm cells are usually on the bottom of the frame but can be on the top bars or on the edge of any comb.|