I think it's been about 10 days since I discovered one of the 3 hives we keep 14 miles from our house was queenless-no eggs, no brood, pretty sure she was gone but couldn't be absolutely sure. I got 2 frames of solid eggs and a few already hatched larvae from my super hive and put in there and waited to see if they would raise a queen. Today I checked and on one side there was 15 queen cells and 10 on the other-all along the bottom. Did they overdo it? I've read about the positioning and according to most they would be swarm cells but it's pretty late in the year and I know that the location of the cells isn't a sure determination. Any thoughts? I'm at a loss- I wanted them to raise "a" queen-are they just making sure they get a good one? Just when I think I've got a handle on this, they do something totally unexpected. Is this just another "wait and see what happens" situation?