A little over a week ago I went to requeen a hive that never made much honey despite a nice brood pattern and lots of bees. When I opened it up I discovered lots of swarm cells but found the queen and removed her and cut out every swarm cell. Left it queenless figuring my new queen would fly away as soon as I let her out of the cage. She's banked in a nuc right now laying up a storm. Went into the now queenless hive last night to scrape out all the queen cells and they have backfilled and capped almost the entire brood nest with honey. I'm going to take advantage of this queenless hive chock full of bees that were about to swarm anyway and try raising some queens. Should I pull some of the honey frames out first and replace with bare foundation before adding my larvae? I'm not going to graft, I was just going to use the cell punch method for this go around.