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My biggest hive swarmed 2 days ago. I caught and rehived the swarm. A couple of weeks ago I made a split to reduce congestion in the hive and they made an emergency queen. The queen is now mated and laying. I have more hives than I want so I am not interested in any splits, but would like to keep the hive producing. I wonder if I should remove any queen cells and add the new queen. Is there a waiting period or is it ok to add the new queen now? I have read that you can recombine a swarmed hive later but have not found exactly how to do this with supers on etc. Feedback on any of this appreciated.