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Still lots of bees but a couple attempted queen cells but I don't think anything produced ever would have had a chance to mate. The broodnest in the nuc is primed, nice pollen band with open honey around it surrounded by capped stores. Still a good amount of bees left. What should I do with this? Newspaper combine with a queenright hive? Order a mated queen? I want to try my hand at making my own queens this year but it's still at least a couple weeks early as we don't have any real nectar flow and just a handful of drones in a few hives. If I wait too long it'll end up with laying workers but I believe they'd readily accept a mated queen at this point.
 

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Throw in the cards and go for a new deal. Failed already, odds do not get better. Put on an excluder just in case and combine. Put them to work making brood in a bigger hive and make queens in season.
 
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