I have seen a video of Don TFBM and listened to the podcast he did where he talks about overcrowding a hive you wish to produce queens from by limiting them to one box and feeding them. I also listened to Michael Bush talk about it in one of his presentations. Is this a good method for producing queens on a small scale basis?
I gather that they would be quality queens based on that the bees have decided from the start which larvae to make queens and have fed the them as such.
Does anyone use this method and can offer tips or advice?
If you cut out the queen cells and put them in mating nucs, should you leave one queen cell in the original colony and remove the original queen?
What about the intention to swarm, they have decided to swarm obviously, can it be stopped or is this a reason not to use this method?