This my first year where l will try to make more queens than l can use. my first split in late February made 6 cells but they tore down 3 so on the 23rd they should emerge. l have enough bees to cover that but l moved some bees to make up a weak hive. the queen went with the brood. but on the up side l have 10 cells from my best hive. l should have 20 plus queens by the end of the month!
Re: queen cells
Congrats! I have been trying to get my queen rearing going here but too cold. We had temps in the teens this morning. Last year we had already had highs of 80 degrees by now. Good luck.