Capped Queen Cell Question
I inspected one of my hives after finding some varroa on the IPM board. This is a strong hive and I also found A capped queen cell. The queen is laying well but they are plugging everything up with syrup.
It is a 5 frame nuc that I got 2 weeks ago and put in 10 frame deep hive and they haven't drawn out 70% yet. Its almost there a couple of days and I will put another medium super on for them to draw and lay in.
Should I cut out the Queen cells or should I just let them be? I got these bees 16 days ago. I could also do a small split into a nuc or I could put the frame with the Queen cell into a observation hive.(1 deep frame) It would not hurt the hive and I could watch the queen be born with any luck. The Queen cell frame has pollen honey and all stages of brood.
If it isn't broken, don't try to fix it. If you build it, they will fill it.