This Spring I'm going to try grafting so I can raise up to 30 queens at a time. Is my thinking right that if I can raise up to 30 at one shot, or enough for all of my splits, the splits will be queenless for a much shorter time than if I did walk away splits. Also, those bees can be left with their parent hives making honey until the queens are ready. I assume I can raise all these queens on a frame with cell bars placed in a nuc packed with lots of nurse bees and resources. The problem or decision comes when it's time to get them mated. If I just give capped queen cells to my splits then the need for mating boxes is eliminated but then I have splits with no laying queen for 10-15 days +- vs giving them a mated queen so they can get busy immediately. So it's a question of if I want to get mating boxes for however many queens I want to raise at a given shot. Is one method more successful over the other as far as acceptance; giving a capped cell vs mated queen?