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I posted this in Beekeeping 101 but no replys so I thought I'd try posting here.

If I add a frame with a capped swarm cell to a queenless hive will they accept the queen when she emerges, or will they likely kill her? Would it be better to make a nuc with this frame or try to get the queenless hive queen right? I also have several swarms I've captured lately and could do a newspaper combine with the queenless colony. What is the best strategy with the best likelihood for success?
 

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The newspaper combine is a certain victory. I've never tried using a capped queen cell but it too should work.... They are queenless and she would have the right pheromones so they should not reject her.
 

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"Almost every time" what?? Not sure what you are referring to. The queen cell will work or do the newspaper combine?
 
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