I recently lost a queen in one of my hives so I requeened. At the same time I pulled the frames that had queen cells and started a nuc. I inspected today and the new mated queen in the hive is out of her cage and there are fresh eggs, so that hive looks like ok.
In the nuc one of the queen cells is open and I saw the new queen(She's way bigger than I expected for less than a week old). There are still about four good looking queen cells in the nuc. Should I just let nature work things out, scrape off the other cells, or start another hive? I lean toward split because my other hives are SO full.
I have bees galore in my other two hives and think I need to make some room ASAP before they swarm. There were also a couple fairly serious queen cells in those hives, almost complete and full of jelly just not closed on the very end yet. I can't believe how many bees are in there from what I started with(3lb pac). I have two 10 frame deeps Full of bees, honey,pollen and varing stages of brood. 18 of twenty frames are completly drawn and all frames are covered in bees with LOTS of capped brood. I added a med. super to these strong hives a week ago but they haven't touched them. Space is maxed out and lots more bees will be emerging in a few days. The biggest problem I think is that I bought into two deep/two med. hive setups, so I don't have any frames to stick into the med. super to get them up there and drawing comb,I only have deep frames that have been drawn. When I put my second deep on they just drew it out and she started laying....but I also had a top feeder on full of 1:1 syrup.
So should I put feeders back on to try and draw the bees into the med. super? Make splits in the mean time? Or just FREAK OUT MAN?
Thanks for all your input,