Yes i have never done this before
I have a cone set up to a hive box from a ground wild hive -- In the hive box i have some empty comb from an existing hive -- I have a marked queen still in package also in the hive box -- question -- do I need to use active brood comb in the hive box -- or will empty comb from existing brood hive work for the new queen after she is released
When you give a new queen, it is better that bees do not have brood. Without brood bees are anxsious to get the new queen. If they have brood, they try to raise queen cells their own. - If I understood you right?
After that, if you have capped and just hatching brood, queen get fresh nursing bees and it can double egg laying. Otherwise she must wait 3 weeks to get nursing bees.