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I bought a queen clipped and marked and installed her in a nuc with three frames. She was laying but still looked small - not the swollen abdomen of a mature queen.
I was going to start another nuc and pulled two frames of brood and put them in a nuc. After a few hours i rethought the situation and combined the two nucs in a 10 frame hive with a extra frame of honey and empty comb.

A week later, I openes to check and they are superceding her. Her abdomen is swollen and she is much larger and is still laying but only on one frame.
I moved the frames around and there is a capped cell and a couple others started.

Should I remove the supercedure cells in hopes the queen was just young and will pick up or just see what happens? - I am feeding sugar water.
What do you think?
thanks:scratch:
 

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I thought the "die was cast" if they are building swarm cells.

I guess I can split em.
Is the new queen just too young for a 10 frame hive? or should she be doing a better job? i.e. is it worth keeping her?
 
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