How do you do it? Trying to keep the population up for honey harvest but they keep building queen cells.
My two largest hives are overwhelming me. I pulled the old queens in a spit last Thursday 4-26 and introduced purchased queens. Due to work I didnít get to check the queens for release until today. I found capped queen cells in both hives and queen cells with fresh eggs laid in them so I pulled of another split from both and knocked down the newest cells. I could see eggs and larva new enough to be the new queens.
So whatís next? Both hives have plenty of room to expand into the next box up and I have added empty drawn comb. Do I just give up and bait a couple empty hives and set them close by?