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Aylett, VA 10-frame double deep Langstroth
I would hold off doing anything for at least three weeks, or two weeks after the last of the capped worker brood has emerged. Both hives have queen cells? You are describing a normal set of conditions for when a hive has swarmed. Let it play out. If you have a nuc box or two, this would be a good time to make a split with one or more of the extra queen cells and improve your chances of having returned mated queens.