Checked our hives two days ago. Our east hive has its original queen that came in the package we installed May 02, 2014. There were no swarm cells but there were several "wads" of comb built below the bottoms of the frames that had bees emerging from them at different stages. We assumed this was just a result of the bees getting "out of the lines" on their comb building frenzy. So we scraped all of these wads of comb off of the frames (2 of them were the size of ping pong balls) so as to square everything back up.
So....In the middle of one of the frames was a queen cell that had a hole in the end of it. While holding the frame for inspection we did not see a single bee go into or out of the cell. They were almost purposely avoiding it altogether. We feared we had lost the queen of this hive too. But, then we found the original queen on a different frame working away! We did not remove the queen cell because we figured they might have already hatched a queen and she lost the battle with the original queen. So, should we have removed that cell once we realized the original queen was still there? Or, did we do right by leaving it for the bees to deal with?