Question is simple: Instead of killing the queen cells, can I have nucs finish the capping process?
I am in a situation where I'm not going to do that at the moment.Is the queen cell in a queen right colony? If yes then move the queen, some empty frames, one frame of brood, a frame of honey, and a few shakes of bees from frames without cells (never shake a frame with any cells unless you intend to destroy the cells) to the nuc. Leave the queen cell in the larger colony.
Hadn't heard that story, if you bump in to it again please send it my way..there is a report somewhere of a German beekeeper taken 48 hr cells from Buckfast Abbey back to Germany.
if that was true starters would be much bigger then finishersI believe that after the cup is filled and the larvea floated all that remains to be done is to build out the cell to accommodate the growing Queen