I have double deep that I put a queen cell into to requeen. It is now hopelessly queenless. Could I just drop my next round of grafts into it and use it for a builder / finisher, for 10 days but give it a mated queen after 5 days?
background: I pulled the queen and let them make their own. That queen did not get mated so I gave them a cell. That cell did not get mated (I have trouble in this location). I am getting concerned that there may not be enough new nurse bees.
I have just marked 10 new queens yesterday and thinking of making this my new builder and then giving the hive one of the queens. Could I give them the queen after 5 days in a newspaper combine under an excluder?