I've been keeping an eye on the hive that I have in my backyard, from the trapout. I had a rough guestimate of when the queen cell was capped. I figured I had between today and the day after tomorrow, before the queen emerged. I needed to make nucs, so i could split, and I wanted to use the 3 other cells on that frame. Something told me to go look today, and lucky I did!! When I popped the top and pulled the frame she was on I could see her little head emerging! HOLY CATS! I didn't have a knife with me so I used the edge of my tool to cut out the other cells! I don't think I could have cut that any closer! OH! Then, miss thing kind of runs and jumps onto my shirt! OH CRAP! PLEASE DON'T FALL! :beg: I quickly put the frame against my stomach and she runs back to it, and runs to the other side of the frame. Whew! Of course, I quickly put the frame back! She's a pretty thing. Light color phase, out of the Carni hive. Question: Will a queen from a cell taken from a totally different hive, breed with drones from the hive she's in?