Well things seem to be going ok: My first hive that did have a laying worker is still not showing good acceptance and there was no more capped brood under the push-in cage so I moved the cage to another frame with lots more capped brood. 2 days later they made a queen cell from the eggs she laid while on the first frame under the push in cage. Does this mean they are not likely to accept her regardless, or will the new bees that hatch under the cage be more likely to accept her and help the hive to accept her. Also, I destroyed the queen cell but not sure if I should have. I plan on leaving her under the push in cage for about 3 more days untill all the brood under it have hatched and give her time to lay eggs in the empty cells. This will give her a total of nearly 2 weeks in the hive under the push in cage. If I release her and they make a new queen cell from the eggs she laid should I leave it?
Hive two which was a 7 frame split from an aggressive hive seem to have accepted the queen. 2 days after I removed the push in cage she is still in the hive walking around and laying a few eggs. I did find some queen cells that they had made before I released her that they have now destroyed. Does this mean they have likely accepted the one I added? Thanks