I was talking to the principal at my kid's school tonight about putting an observation hive there for a few days to, well, be observed. What would be more cool than removing the queen and watching them build emergency queen cells?!?! Since they'd have to be contained as the principal didn't think that offering an outside entrance was a good idea and inside the district insurance policy, I'm wondering if they could be left contained for the 16 or so days it takes for the new queen to emerge. I'd take the ob hive out about the time the queen would need to go on mating flights and bring them back after she's had a week or so for taking care of some business :thumbsup:. Is this an acceptable plan? I'd obviously have 1:1 sugar and water available to whole time.