G'day from Australia.
I'm new to beekeeping and was given a swarm by a beekeeper a couple of weeks ago. We inspected the hive last week and couldn't locate the queen or any eggs. Today I inspected again and found quite a few eggs and what I think is the start of a queen cell close to the top of the frame. However, I noticed several cells with more than one egg in them and what I have read so far suggest that I need to requeen. If they're building a queen cell, does that mean I have a queen and a laying worker, or is the queen gone and the workers are trying to raise a new one?
Should I requeen anyway. How long before its two late for the coloney to survive? Any help would be greatly appreciated