One of my splits of small cell bees raised a beautiful small black queen. It's the first queen I've gotten raised by the small cell bees other than a hive I have that I think came from a natural sized swarm. She's very small compared to the big fat ones I've been getting. I had put a brown Russian queen in the hive when I found it queenless, who was gone last I checked and two queen cells were capped. Today she is laying. I'm going to try to get some queens from her.