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About everything that I have read advises moving queen cells from a cell bar frame to a mating nuc or a queen-less hive the day before they are scheduled to hatch. Is there any reason that they can not be moved earlier, say the day after they are capped?
 

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I have read that the cells (larva) are fragile for the first couple of days after capping. I know that I have found dead larva lying in the bottom of unhatched cells before. I used to pull a frame and after finding cells flip it over looking for other cells. After reading about fragile cells, I thought that maybe the reason that the cells didn't hatch was my handling of the frames too soon after capping.
 

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They are very fragile right after they are capped. Plus they are very succeptable to cold and heat. A mating nuc is usually not well equipped to keep the queen cells as warm and cool as a full sized hive.
 
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