Apparently, I have a laying queen. I hope its not a laying worker. I am certain that my Aussie (Italian) queen was released April 20. Today is May 6th. All the advice I was told was to wait two weeks and see. Due to my inexperience, I was unable to see the eggs the queen laid but now they are clearly visible as larva. I'm very excited. However, I noticed a least 3 queen cells which are uncapped at the moment but do have larva. The biggest one is almost in the middle of the picture. Here are my questions:
1. Why are the bees making a new queen? Do they think that the Aussie import queen is not healthy in some way?
2. I only have two frames in this hive. One is honey and one is brood. There are many bees on the 2 frames. Should I let them swarm and try to catch the swarm.
3. Should I eliminate these queen cells ASAP?
4. Is my enthusiasm warranted or do I have a laying worker laying drones?
I have enclosed a picture of the brood frame for reference.