I am going to buy a carniolian queen and introduce her next week. I have heard that queenless hives are very tempermental. My hive is still very gentle after the swarm, so this would make sence that they are "queen right".
I guess then you would recommend me going in and removing all the swarm cells, which would be on the bottom deep.
Don't remove the swarm cells! You'll be better off to let the bees raise their own queen and then, if you don't like her for some reason, buy a new queen, kill the old one and requeen. Many times the bees will kill a new, introduced queen even if you scrape the cells. Believe me, requeening is a fast way to lose money, $20.00 at a clip, in this business. A hive with a queen is easy to requeen; any other condition is an iffy bet!
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