You saw no queen or you saw no eggs?
I only find the queen about 1 in 20 times. Even in KY it isn't the best time to be removing and redistributing frames around in your hives, as your bees prepare for winter. Do you have any flows yet to come? Were your boxes stuck together pretty good w/ propolis?
Your Queen ("if" already hatched out) can take a bit to come back mated (more if drones are scarce) if she's lucky, and then its another month before you begin seeing any results (eggs), but what if a virgin wasn't in there? What if your bees had to change directions and create a queen? That takes even longer. Much to consider this time of year unless you live in the tropics ;)
OOOOHHHH Boy, another example of; "All beekeeping is local." Good luck.