Was scything one of my yards today and though that I might as well check #13 (not making that up, #13). This hive had gone queenless over winter but seeing as I had queens ordered I was just going to requeen so I left it be. Well, as previously mentioned I had to cancel my order so I figured I would give it a frame of brood. I did that on the 11th or 12th (forgot to write it down ) and made sure it had eggs on the frame. There was absolutely no sign of any eggs, larvae, or capped brood of any kind in the hive when I did this. Here is what I found today: Box full of bees. 3 frames with somewhat scattered capped drone cells, mostly along the top few rows of the frames. The frame I had shifted into the hive had 2 sides of beautifully capped worker cells, and here's the kicker, 2 about to be capped queen cells hanging off the bottom of the frame (in classic swarm position). My questions are: Are these cells viable? Would bees shift eggs and draw out these cells on the bottom of the frame? Does my grade 12 math teacher deserve a slap because I have to ask this question? By my cypherin, a fresh egg, say on the 12th, should be an emerging queen on the 28th. These cells should already have been capped shouldn't they? They must be duds? If so, what's my next move, another frame off brood?