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I split my hive today using the Juniper Hill method. But my concern was I did not find my queen (marked) and I did see supersedure cells with at least 2 queens emerging.

I left these alone because I do believe I am without a queen.

My question is...not sure anyone is familar with the :Juniper Hill" methos for increased hive population for comb production, but, I went ahead and split my bottom deep (with the emerging queens) and used the excluder to isolate them and let the bottom deep produce another queen.

Will this still work without an established queen? Am I just wasting time?
 

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I don't know the Juniper Hill method.

Since you did not find the old queen and since there are supercedure cells, it's possible that there is no queen and therefore there may not be any 3 day old or less larvae to raise one. Were there eggs? If so then there are the resources to raise another queen. If not then the resources are not there to raise another queen.

I can't say if it will "work" since I'm not clear how the Juniper Hill Method works and what you hope to accomplish exaclty.
 
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