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Supercedure, supersedure/supersede

What is Supercedure, supersedure/supersede?

  1. The natural occurrence of a colony replacing an old or ailing queen with a new queen. (A cell containing a queen larva destined to replace the old queen is called a supercedure cell.)
  2. The natural process of a colony of bees replacing its queen with a new one.
  3. The natural replacement of an established queen by a newly reared queen in the same hive.
  4. Replacement by the bees of an old queen or failing queen with a new young queen raised by the bees of the same colony.

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