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New queen/ Old queen

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What will happen if I put a new queen in and I already have a queen? Will they immediately kill the new one?
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Now if you want to replace the original queen, then the hive needs to be queenless for at least 24 hrs before placing a new queen in the hive. Then use a proper queen box w/candy to allow for a slow queen introduction to the hive.
I have just opened the hive for the first time. I don't see any signs of a queen. No capped brood cells and no eggs or brood. I'm afraid I don't have a queen and I'm trying to start a new hive late in the year. And I'm a rookie.
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