I'm raising an emergency queen. Hive went queenless sometime between 27 SEP and 13 OCT. Added a frame of eggs from a sister hive 13 October. One small queen emerged 22 October, but she was tiny and did not move well on the combs by the time I saw her 23 October. I removed her from the hive, leaving half a dozen good looking queen cells and taking three slightly smaller cells into the house to watch them hatch and practice marking the hatched queens. Of the three cells taken into the house, one hatched yesterday morning (the26th) and I opened the third to find a pale, but otherwise well formed queen and she is doing fine in the house -judging by the hatched cells in the house, I strongly suspect the other queen cells in the hive have hatched by now. QUESTION: The weather for the next week is forcast to be in the 60's this weekend and 70's next week. Only a few drones around, but they are here. What are the chances of getting a queen through her mating flights this late and with reduced drone numbers? I have backup plans if this doesn't work. P.S. I've used hopguard while my drones were maturing in the hives, will that have a major impact on the quality of their sperm? There are feral bees in the area that may have some drones stilll available too.