Hello everyone,

I started a nuc on July 6 and introduced a newly mated queen. The bees liberated her after 2 days. 1 week later I checked but I could not find the queen. There were also no eggs anywhere. So I thought they must have killed her. And now I had a queenless hive. So I gave them some eggs from another hive so they could raise a queen. I checked again a week later and sure enough there`s a queen cell right where I put the eggs. But to my surprise, there are now eggs too on another frame! So the hive was queen right all along! I never heard of a queen waiting 2 weeks to start laying. But anyway should I destroy this queen cell or let them battle it out.

Any thoughts are welcome. Thanks.