Annette, I have thought about that but it seems like kind of a waste of a queen, kind of sad too.
I wonder if the youngest queen is really always the winner.
I think I would see how each of them are laying first and then make a decision.
harvey, many people do not see the queens in their hives either but it doesn't mean that you do not have one.
I have one that I only saw once and haven't been able to locate her again, but I see that there are eggs in the comb so I know she is in there and she is laying.
Just look for signs like that.
Good luck with the hive.