Re: What do you all think of this situation
Look for eggs or more larvae in the split from which you removed the frame. If there are none and if the period of "about a week and a half" was nine days or less, I suspect that the original queen swarmed just before you ripped open the queen cells and that the open larvae that you saw on the frame with the capped queen cells came from eggs that had just been laid by the queen in the hive from which you took that frame. In other words, you may well have no queen in either split until the new queen emerges. The developing wings of queens in cells that are soon to emerge are very delicate. So you risk injuring the wings (and preventing a successful mating flight) if you remove or work with that frame at this stage. In other words, you have a mess. You can hope for the best, buy a queen, or add a frame of eggs and very young larvae to the split from which you took the capped queen cells. I would do the latter. I hope that this turns out well for you. This is animal husbandry, and they are just bees. Cheers.
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