Re: Small cell queens & NICOT
When I've introduced large cell produced queens to small cell hives, most times, at first the brood is very patchy, despite that they had a good brood pattern when on the large cell. However they slowly adapt.
That I can remember, I've never lost a queen, or had one prematurely superseded, solely because of the small cell. In other words, the incidence of this has been no greater than when introducing to large cell.
44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).