I checked in on one of my double nucs yesterday. It had 2 supercede cells on one frame. One had a larvae in it and the other I could not see inside well enough to tell. They are almost ready to be capped. Funny as the queen is laying eggs and the brood has a nice laying pattern. I think she may have quit laying for a few weeks post treatment with formic acid. Did that trigger supercede? Anyway what happens to the queen? Will they keep her until they know they have a healthy new laying queen? It seems late in the year for a new queen to get mated. Who kills her? Why does she not destroy the supercede cells? Do the workers keep her from doing so? Will she fight the emerging queens? I have heard that she can coexist with her daughter in the hive. How long? Then what happens? Will she swarm now? Seems like that would doom everyone. Will she swarmext spring? Should I destroy the supercedure cells or let nature take it's course?