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Queen footprint pheromone & queen cells

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How essential is the footprint pheromone to suppressing queen cell production?

The reason I ask is that I've placed two badly drawn frames in a brood frame trap (a swarm of mine that was unavoidably housed on frames without any starter strips or foundation



Now this is originally intended to contain a queen and ensure that all varroa migrate to the uncapped brood on this frame, removing and destroying it on sealing.

What I've done is the reverse, I've kept the queen away from two frames trapped like this so that the bees will emerge and the queen won't lay in them again.

With either queen trapping or queen exclusion, is there a risk that queen cells will be built due to the lack of footprint pheromone or will mandibular pheromone be enough to inhibit queen cell production?
 

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