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How do eggs get into emergency supersedure cells if the queen is dead?

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Conventional wisdom says that queen cups are for emergency supersedure, and are there "just in case"--but if an emergency comes to pass in such a way that the queen dies suddenly, how do eggs get into the cells? Can workers move fertilised eggs out of worker cells and into queen cups? I can't imagine a queen willingly laying a fertilised egg into a queen cup unless a swarm were imminent, but that's not what conventional wisdom says these cells are for...
asked Jun 28, 2017 in Queens by emkiley egg (120 points)

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