6 days ago I inspected a hive and found a high mite count, chalkbrood and an overall bad temperament which has been an issue all season. I decided to pinch the queen as I had raised an extra from one of my strong hives with good qualities. I returned about 4 hours later and gave them the caged queen, then went back in 3 days and released her. Today is day 6 and I went back again to confirm she was accepted. I saw plenty of eggs and young larvae, so she was accepted and has gotten to work, but there were also 2 capped emergency cells and one open queen cell with a larva in it. Any thoughts on why they would have continued making emergency queens when there is a young healthy queen present? I know some might suggest that perhaps the queen I gave them was poorly mated but the colony I removed her from looked great. Lots of nice brood, no obvious problems. Have any of you seen this in your bees?