A few weeks ago I made a walk away split from one of my strong colonies. Took the old queen, two frames of capped brood and a frame of honey. These were put into a nuc and moved to another site.
The queenless colony proceeded to make a queen. Everything progressed as was to be expected. Checked yesterday, and found plenty of new eggs and larvae. New queen seems to have a great laying pattern. On some new comb, I found two queen cups. These cups looked to be intended to supercede the new queen.
My questions are, is early supercedure normal with walk away splits? The queenless colony was very strong, plenty of stores, bees and eggs to make a queen from. We have had drones flying for quite some time as well. If they place an egg in the new supercedure cups, would it be practical to take the queen and start another colony?