Seems the longer I keep bees, the less I know.
Today I checked on of my hives, and it's population is strong. In fact I found 10 - 12 queen cells in there, but I did not have time to search out the queen today. My question: I have a queen to replace this queen which I think is genetically prone to swarm since this one was a swarm last spring. If I cut out those cells, find the queen, and replace it with a queen I have on hand, is this likely to prevent their swarming or is it too late to prevent it?
I appreciate any thoughts, information, or opinions.