If the finisher is kept strong, with good amounts of feeding, pollen, stores and nurse bees added,
which system produces the best quality queens?
Does anyone have data regarding longevity, size and laying?
How does having the queen in there actually affect the building of the cells and feeding of the queen larvae?
Does adding emerging brood to a queenless finisher also transfer some of the queen pheromones?
I've read that adding some emerging brood periodically can keep the bees from developing laying workers.
If so, then the answer to my previous question must be "yes"?
In that case, the difference between the queenless and the queenright finisher is eggs and young larvae on the comb?