I did a split a few weeks ago on my strong hive. They produced five queen cells. They have all been torn down now. I did put two of them in cages and left them in the hive just in case my newly hatched queen did not make it back from her mating flight. I have also read that there is a timeline how long you can keep these queens caged up before it will mess up her mating schedule. Any advice? I have another friend that is looking to do a few splits. I thought about giving them to him.
Here are a few photos.