Having a ripe queen cell will speed the process but some beekeepers claim a queen raised when a hive is queenless is better than one from a swarm cell.
That the workers lavish her with more larval food.
I have no proof of this but it does make some sense.
If there is no laying queen there will be fewer young bees to feed & they tend to raise fewer queens. (Supersedure versus swarming).
A colony raising two or three supercedure cells have more royal jelly available than a colony raising a dozen or many more swarm cells.
In truth it probably makes little difference.
IMHO how strong the colony is makes more.
Splitting a strong colony will raise good queens.
Splitting a weak undernourished colony could raise an inferior one.
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