Took a Chance
One of my TBHs swarmed about a week ago. Caught the swarm, hived it in another TBH. The queen cell in the old hive hatched a few days ago. I haven't looked for her so I don't know her status. On a whim, I took a comb with eggs from another hive and dropped it into this hive, curious to see if they would build a queen cell while waiting for their virgin to mate. THEY DID. I know I'm cutting it close but I'll give them time to cap it and then pull it out. Hope the new queen cooperates.
"Lead, follow, or get out of they way". Thomas Paine