The hive I grafted from is the same hive that I put the grafts into. It is queen right and is pretty packed with bees. I grafted 20 and it appears that they are using 10. 50% does not seem to bad for my first time?
That's real good for the first time, especially with a hive that is queen-right.
My question is being that the hive is queen right and full of bees should I worry about them swarming once the grafts are capped? Is it a bad idea in general to put the grafts into a queen right? Should I pull the queen from the hive and put her into a nuc until the grafts are done?
Since they were queen-right, it must have been a swarm impulse (or supercedure) instinct that caused them to build cells and not the normal queen-less instinct. General queen rearing process is to have a queen-less cell starter followed by a queen-right cell finisher.