I found 4 or 5 queen cells in my largest hive. I took out 4 frames of bees & capped brood with queen cell and put it in a nuc.
The 2nd one is a swarm we caught. We checked it a few days later but didn't find any evidence of a queen, so I added a frame of brood with queen cell to it.
The 3rd is a very large hive that swarmed (I assume) There was plenty of honey and bees but I didn't find any queens cells or brood. I bought another queen to put in there and checked it about a week or two later and ALL I saw was drone brood! So I put a frame of open brood and a frame of capped brood with queen cell on it.
All queen cells were placed about a week a half ago, so they should be emerging soon right??? ( I do have two other hives that are doing very well at the moment so. YAY!!! ;)