I've started again today and introduced the Q back into the Niquot "comb".
How long should I keep the Q in the Niquot cage? I'm thinking at least a day, maybe two. Perhaps three so that the nurse bees don't eat the eggs in the cage. (But I run the risk of double lays.)
I'm thinking that if I remove the Q after a day or two, the nurses will "clean up" the artificial comb i.e. eat the eggs before they hatch into larvae.