My hive swarmed recently, and when I caught it and transferred it to their permanent home I think something happened. I must have killed the queen on accident or something. I opened it up about a week later and the bottom left of the hive is covered in sugar syrup (it wasn't even close to the feeder, strangely). And 2 frames have a bunch of queen cells. There's about 5 or 6 cells with brood in them. I'm wondering if the queen laid those cells and then died? I didn't see eggs anywhere. Just sugar water honey.
Some of the queen cells were closed but most looked empty. I'm wondering if I should just order a queen or let them build one?