Two weeks ago I split a hive. The split hive consisted of two boxes and one box had egg, uncapped and capped brood. Since it was heavily populated with bees I assumed the queen was on it and I just moved it and placed another box with honey and pollen on top. the following week, 6/6, I inspected and found emergency queen cells. I assumed wrong on the queen? Well, last night, 6/12, on inspection I found all emergency cells destroyed, torn out from the sides.
My question is, do I have a queen in this hive? Or are the bees doing something else? I did not see the queen.
I do have two queens on standby as I figure out what to do.