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Upside-down shouldn't be a problem if the frame was handled gently. Damage to the outside of a q/cell probably signs it's death warrant - I've done this a few times and none of them ever survived.

FWIW - this is from my working 'notebook' - forget now where I copied it from.

Queen development stages:
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Day 0-3 Egg
Day 4-8 Open larvae (5 days)
Day 8 +/-1 Q/Cell capped
Day 10 Larva pupates
Day 14 Wings develop
Day 15 Final moult to adult
Day 15-16 Emerges from cell

Critical times are first 3 days of larval feeding which determines the queen quality; at 8-10 days the larva must not be dislodged from food or will die; days 14-16 if chilled or shaken wings may be damaged.

If moving queen cell, best between days 11 and 13 inclusive.


Sorry - no idea about the honey removal viz-a-viz swarming.
LJ
 
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