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Two eggs in cell

honey bee, double eggs

Usually there is one egg in a cell but sometimes (in the image top left cell and bottom right cell) in one cell of honey bee comb there are two eggs laid by queen. This happens when the queen starts egg laying or when the queen has problems with egg laying. For example relatively small queen of A. m. jemenitica can lay two eggs in relatively large cells of A. m. carnica Abnormal behaviors mediated by nest cell size: a case study with Yemeni honey bees,
Egypt. Acad. J. Biolog. Sci.
, Volume 6, p.23-27, (2013)