>They finally made a queen cell, in fact 2 queen cells, but they are on the bottom of the frame meaning they are swarm cells
Not at all. Emergency cells might be anywhere. A hive that has been queenless that long is not making swarm cells.
> but they are puny queen cells.
Queen cells vary greatly in size. I've never seen any correlation between the size of the cell and the size of the queen, nor the size of a virgin queen and the size of the same queen when she's laying.
> I feel good about this because at last they have it in their minds to make the queen cells, so what I did was give them 2 more frames of really small open brood. I actually found 2 really good frames and maybe this week they can finally make a supercedure cell.
I won't hurt to give them more brood. But let them finish the queens they start.