I placed the queen inside the box where she lays. A day later, I got the eggs, put them in a top bar frame and put the top bar frame into a queenless hive.

A day after that, I noticed there were only 3 eggs remaining on the top bar frame, and bees were starting to make a queen cell around them. I went through the hive and noticed there were exactly 7 queen cells on other frames...

Is this normal? Is there a way to prevent this from happening?

Mike