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I made a hive queenless last sunday. It is packed full of eggs, brood, and bees. Is it best to leave the hive alone for eleven days from making them queenless. I want to take a peek and see how they are doing or is this a bad idea? I am hoping to get alot of queen cells to cut out and make nucs.
 

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I'm not sure what the "correct" answer is, but I checked on my hives a week or so after I made a split. I found them to be very grumpy and aggressive, but otherwise fine. I did however see lots of queen cells.

My new queen just started laying so I hope they calm back down. Without brood to feed, the hive has produced more honey than my other hives.
 

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i am mostly worried about damaging the queen cells they are making. but maybee i am overthinking this. i am not as worried about a cell that is connected with burr comb getting wrecked as i am damage just from any movements of the frame. i suppose that queens are just as resilient as are all the other brood in frames right?
 
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