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No that is not a capped cell. I think they are just festooning there.The thumbnail photo; Is the cluster of bees in the center the beginning of a comb spur or is that a nearly capped queen cell under those bees?
You might be better off forcing them to use new bars by placing them in the existing nest, some bees move out some do not move readily. That burr comb tells me yours are slow to expand sideways.