Well, I certainly appreciate both of you guys weighing in on this. Your observation, Brian, about being exposed to numerous viewpoints here is well stated. The gentleman I was taught by 28 years ago (I was too young too really appreciate the magnitude of his stature at the time), George Imirie, used methods that I have seen contradicted here several times. The challenge is going to be evaluating what is most applicable to my particular situations.
As for my lone supercedure cell...the weather has definitely made a turn for the worse here, cold and cloudy with occasional rain. I am loathe to enter that hive again so soon. But..should I? I have also noticed, in relation to my other very vibrant hive, that the activity in this hive - notably foraging - has fallen off over the last few days. The bees seem healthy otherwise. While I recall that being one of behavior changes prior to swarming, is it also typical behavior leading up to supercedure? And, lastly, would it be practical to take a frame of brood from the other hive to help sustain this hive if I re-queen instead of taking my chances with supercedure.