Welcome, Justin! Unfortunately, you have laying workers.
The queen will lay one upright egg per cell, but workers will lay multiple eggs, and eggs on the sides of the cell. I've heard bad things about laying worker hives, and don't know the odds of them recovering if one of those queen cells becomes viable.
I think this may be a natural reaction. Should a queen hatch, this would produce numerous drones for her to mate with, but I'm just grabbing at straws here. It takes 20+ days for a new queen to start laying, so hopefully by now you'll be seeing some real queen activity? I'd be interested in hearing the outcome!