Re: Hive swarmed checked, No Virgin Queen, NEED HELP
Welcome,How much brood in how many frames?
As you know now removing swarm cells does not stop swarming. Do not leave just one cell, they do not all hatch and the bees deal with multiple queens in their own way. If you want to try a new queen do it for that reason, not a given that she will be more or less aggressive.
Multiple hives are insurance. I would use any bought queen to start a nuc. Myself, I would use the queen cells to start 2 nucs.
Do not know Virginia, but probably not too late with feeding to make 2 nucs depending on the answer to the first question. Virginians?
4 yrs, 2 singles, 7 nucs, T lite; godfather to brother's 3.