Split two hives....one is building queen cells, the other is not.
I like the stock that I have, so I have decided to let the splits raise their own queens. I checked on the splits three days later and one had several queen cells developing and the other did not. After three days, the eggs are past the point of creating a new queen at this point. So my questions are:
1. Why did they choose not to create a queen? There were plenty of fresh eggs.
2. What to do now? I can take a few more frames from the other hives that I split from or I can do a paper combine and make them one again.
Keep in mind that the popoluation of all four hives are great at this point. They are bringing in pollen and I am feeding.
Thanks in advance!