Today one of my hives swarmed. I just inspected the hive on thursday, but didn't pay much attention for swarm cells(just checked for the queen). Well my bad beekeeping payed off when they swarmed this afternoon. Today I looked in and saw about 4 or 5 swarm cells, one was capped, and the others all had larvae.
My question is this:
I have six queens shipping from strachans on 6/6, next day shipment.
Should I destroy the queen cells, or just leave them?
I would like to leave the queen cells, and allow the queen to open mate. The queen which swarmed was of russian genetics. Originally I was going to make nucs out of the hive that swarmed. I just wanted to know what others on this site would do if in this situation.