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If I found two queens I think I would leave things as be.
If the bees produced a queen to supersede the existing queen, and the original queen wasn't offed by her daughter, which one are you leaving? The queen that was failing or the new queen.
If the hive is in a situation to be split then I would split it, otherwise I would leave them alone. The bees know best.

I believe I have read that 20% of hives have two queens. Can't say where I read this though. Seems a little high to me, but as it was stated earlier who keeps looking if they have spotted her.
Just my two cents.
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