Ok, I need some quick advice.... now.
My one and only hive I suspect is getting ready to swarm... and its a 3 week old swarm O_O...
Bought a hive that had a swarm caught in it and have been quite productive, started with a little bit of capped honey on one frame and some drawn comb from an old hive. When I saw 4 queen cups last week on the inspection I assumed it was from the old hive and put it back... oh boy. I go out today, look over everything, they havnt drawn out too much more but the capped honey has grown, lots. I now have about a half a frame of capped honey (at least) and about 1-2 frames of brood, capped as well. Then I noticed on my second frame I have queen cups, and they look new but wasnt sure and was going to scrape it off... bad idea. I poked through it to find a larva in royal jelly. My heart sank when I saw that and I am somewhat hoping that just damaging the wax wont kill its chances in the off chance its a superceding cell. They do have another queen cup with larva being tended to, and possibly another in the middle of the frame (might be drone, unsure, it protrudes quite a bit).
I did take steps as this might be a case of being honey-bound and put in some fresh undrawn frames in the middle in the hopes that they wont swarm.
Its not a big colony, barely enough bees to go across 5 frames. Should I look at doing a split ASAP?