I made 3 splits on a warm, beautiful day early April. We have had a couple of half days that were pretty decent since. Clearly, I rushed the season and as anyone in southeastern WI can tell you, it's been a miserable spring. I have a queenright hive and a split at my house, hoping to provide the necessary drones. The split raised queen cells and they emerged, so my worry about the awful weather began to fade. Presently, I began to look for eggs. Finding none, my weather worries resurfaced. Still finding none, I was sure the queens either killed each other, were unable to successfully mate, or befell some other misfortune. Today, (an overcast, drizzly affair in the upper 40's) I was going to check one last time and then combine, or give the split a comb with some eggs. Aha! I found eggs! Quite a few, actually. A couple cells had 2 eggs, a couple eggs were on the side of the cell wall, but most were singles and properly positioned. I have read that it is not uncommon for a new queen to do this. I did not see the queen on that frame, so i pulled another. My roller-coaster ride continued, for this frame had 3,4, even 5 eggs per cell, placed indiscriminately. I plan to just observe for awhile. In the meantime, any thoughts?