Quote Originally Posted by MattDavey View Post

The Italian queen is gone! No eggs or open brood, but still a lot of capped brood,

There was only ONE capped queen cell! Five queen cups, but there were all empty except one may have had a egg,

So then checked the Carniolan brood nest and found eggs and open brood, then found the queen on the third frame from the central excluder.

So we'll see if they successfully get any new queens...the Italian side has a queen cell.
Let us know if the virgin gets mated and begins to lay. I've seen it where a nuc on one side of the excluder tries to supersede their queen, and the virgin never makes it. I always assumed that because there is another queen on the far side of the excluder, the virgin isn't accepted.

Never say never.