I'm wondering if someone could give me some advice. This will be my second year of bee keeping and one of my hives came into spring very strong. I purchased it as a nuke last summer. Not knowing how old the original queen was, I ordered 2 new queens. One to re-queen, and one for the split I planned to do with the hive. Long story short, time got away from me and when I opened the hive, it was not only packed with bees, but also about 8 swam cells. I incorrectly assumed that the queen must still be in the hive given the number of bees and that I could still prevent the swam by destroying the swam cells. I was running out of daylight and good weather, so that is what I did. With the 2 new queens I made two splits from the hive (it was packed with bees, brood, and resources). I came to find out the next day that when you see the type of swarm cells that hang from the bottom of the frames, odds are the original queen has already swarmed :doh: I went back and searched through each frame of that hive twice, but no queen or visible eggs. During my second inspection however, I noticed a swarm cell that I had missed, as well as a filled out queen cup on the comb (both capped). What do you think the odds are of one of these becoming a laying queen? I figure my other option would be to try and add back one of the splits that has a new queen in it (news paper method), but I am not sure what the consequences of that would be if there happened to be yet another queen cell that I had missed? I'm assuming the added queen would most likely be killed. Does anyone have some advice on waiting vs adding back the split? Thanks!