We graft 45 cell cups per hive (3 bars of 15 ea). a two story strong hive will have no problem with that many if you have a good flow of both nectar and pollen...if not you'll have to supplement. Acceptance and survival rates are around 80 percent here...much less during a dearth.
Scott et all,
I am having the same issue. Cell acceptance is easiest with the flows during swarm season. I have had the best success by taking double deep hives that are showing swarm ambition and removing the open brood (shaken) and queen then cramming them down into a single deep. They will then draw huge cells readily and finish them too. I have had them fill the cups overnight with royal jelly
I just don't seem to have much success at other times. I have also had excellent results (for me that is 75% acceptance) by using a shaken swarm box. I need to try the queen right finisher collony. I have huge hives by then and they should take good care of the queens. As I have leared even 5 lbs of bees can't finish the cells correctly.