I would like to requeen about a dozen of my hives that have older queens. Most are in single deeps with excluders and supers on. I have read much on the idea of just putting the finished queen cell in the hive let it hatch and let nature take its course. This seems a simpler and less time and effort needed method of requeening.
It also sounds too easy...... What am I missing here. I would be buying queen cells so I assume they are a week or so old. I have read various opinions.
Any one who has done this your input would be very valuable.