Another day another problem. I have a have hive of bees that I made queen less last month by pulling their queen. I have tryed giving them queen cells, and while it is possible that they have a virgin that hasn't started laying they are still queen less. I have queen cells started that will be ready next week to move to mating nucs. I'm wondering if it would be better to spilt these bees up into two frame mating nuc's, or just give them a couple queen cells. The other part of the question is I should be getting 4 mated queens in next week. This hive may have laying workers, and I don't want them to kill on VHS queens. The problems are that these bees maybe to old to start a new queen from a cell, and the problems with older worker bees excepting a new queen.