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Are these swarm cells?

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Are these swarm cells?

We were going through our 1 year old hive today and found a few cells around the hive that looked like this.

The hive has three pretty full medium boxes, and just last week we put a shallow box (because that is what we had) on top. Today after going through the hive we put the new shallow box in between the two upper mediums. We did this because the shallow was still pretty empty so we assumed the bees didn't know it was there. We're hoping that moving the new box will help let the hive feel less crowded and not as likely to swarm.

Our mentor unfortunately passed away this winter and we have not found a new one yet. This is our first spring/summer with a functional hive, so any advice would be help.

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