Re: Second graft in finisher
For many (but not all) queen raising systems it can be standard procedure to place more cells in the finisher before the previous ones are removed. Me though, I like the first ones to be capped before more are put in.
There are so many variables though that a 100% always right answer to this question is not possible. During swarming season, with a very strong, well fed hive, you can do what you want and more, and get good cells. At a different time of year or with a hive that is not pumping, you will not get such good results.
44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).