I already took out 7 overwintered queens from my hives as a swarm deterrent. Two of them were in swarm mode already.If you have resources to make splits use those queens while they are free.... When the virgins destroy cells, it's not that the best one wins but that the first one wins. If you make more splits then you can assess traits going forward and select the ones with the traits you like. You probably shouldn't expect honey from that hive this year, so make splits instead. And enjoy the fact that it's spring. We don't even have noticeable nectar coming in yet!