I am new here and asked this question of a couple of people and it was suggested that I post it.
If a ripe queen cell is placed in a divided hive under an excluded super that is shared with a queenright hive on the other side of the division, will the bees hatch and raise this virgin queen and will she mate and return to lay in her half of the divided hive? I suppose it would basically be like mating nucs sharing a super separated by a queen excluder.
I have read many posts on the subject but cannot find many firm answers. It seems some say it can be done but I have not seen specifics and others say she will hatch but not be mated or brought to mature laying status.