also playing with some testing. I added the nicot three days ago. 2 days ago added the queen but forgot to plug the hole. duh. So put her in two days ago. Checked yesterday and couldn't see much. Checked today and saw what i thought was laying down larvae. I released the queen and took off the cover. Will check tomorrow and put in frame if they are not removed.
interesting thing in this test is i used half chinese cheap cell cups and half previously used cell cups. wondering if the space available to them has any bearing on why they remove eggs/larvae. This 5 frame nuc has at least two frames wall to wall capped brood. I have to remove a frame tomorrow to keep them from swarming.