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The swarm I caught 8 days ago & hived with a frame of brood has produced at least half a dozen capped queen cells, so I am assuming there is no active queen. Didn't see any eggs or larva, and now all the open brood on the donor frame is capped.

The queen cells are pretty small & pitiful looking. Should I go ahead & let them develop or put in another frame of fresher brood? Or would I be better off just requeening?

I was hoping to get the swarm genetics, but that's gonna happen now. Too bad because these are honey gathering machines.
 

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I think that another frame of brood would be best try and find on that the queen is on that way you can get a fresh egg and hope for a better queen cell,also i thing that destroying the other cell might be a good way to go.
 

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There may bee a queen in there somewhere I have had swarms take up to 3 weeks to start laying
 

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lack of brood sometimes makes 'em blame the queen and supersede her-and sometimes they just abscond(leave). a frame of brood once a week for 3 weeks will do wonders. good luck,mike
 
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