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When I worked bees today I noticed that I had a queenless hive. About a week ago I made up nucs for mating queens out of all my hives. I think the queen is in one of the 3 frame nuc boxes. :doh::doh::doh:. If she is in there she has been in there a week. I do not want to open all the nucs to find her because I will be interrupting the newly mated queens in the other nucs. My main concern is that she will run out of space to lay and then swarm away. What should I do?

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Personally, I wouldn't worry about it. A queen's a queen! If the original hive had cells you're still in good shape; if not give them some eggs or another cell. If the old queen is in one of the nucs with a new virgin the bees will eventually solve the problem of having two queens.
 
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