Re: Moving Queen Cells
You can check them in 2 days without much damage, then leave them alone until 10 days after you made the split. At that time you can gently cut out queen cells. No jolting or turning them upside down or anything like that. Within the first two days they are not so vulnerable, and on day ten the pupa is more formed and stable in the cell. She will normally emerge on day 11 or 12, sometimes day 13 if the weather is cool. Best of luck!
I've been keeping a few hives for the past 20-25 years, and no longer treatment free as I got tired of the losses.