I have a hive that was preparing to swarm. I split it into 3. The split with the original queen swarmed a few days later (must of missed a queen cell). Now one of the other splits has given off two swarms that I could not catch. They were queenless for about a week. I had given them plenty of room with two deeps. I thought the first queen to hatch would kill the other queens. What conditions determine if the virgin queen will kill the other queens vs swarming? Should I have removed all but one queen cell when I made each split?
Should I combine the 3 hives together now that they are considerably weaker or wait till until fall and see how they build up?