WellHad issues with mites in the summer and has been up and down ever since. Brood pattern is a bit spotty. The queen herself just moves sluggishly. I reckon it could be ok, but I’m still new and just unsure.
I didn’t think of the bank queen. May do that.You can do as you're thinking just fine. A couple of things to consider to "hedge your bet" so to speak.
1, cork or tape off the candy for a day or so to slow her release for a extra day or two.
2 you could bank the queen you think is poor until you feel confident your other queen has been accepted.