Here's the set-up. I've got a bunch of nucs that rejected their expensive imported queens, and have decided they want to raise their own. :roll: I checked today and a lot of these cells are ripe, in fact in one nuc I found a queen and there are still 5 or 6 nice cells ready to hatch. I grabbed the queen I found and stuck her in a queen cage with about 4 attendants, filled the hole with candy and popped in a cork. I then drove over to a split I had just done that I was going to let re-queen itself, removed the cork, and set the cage in there. I figure I've saved them about 12 or 13 days. Sound reasonable? I am considering making a bunch of tiny push in cages to catch the next group of queens to hatch out (probably talking hours here) before the first one eliminates the rest. What is the best way to introduce a virgin to a recently made split? I can't cut out the cells because of their positions, and the fact I run plastic foundation (enough outta you Jack). :lol: Anyone see a problem with all this? I figure I could end up with a bunch of virgin queens from most of these nucs and use them in splits to save a bunch of time.