Do you still have a flow in front of you? How many queen cells in hive. Could have checked for capped queen cells and put a couple in a nuc to raise another queen. How strong is the hive?
>I pulled 3 frames of honey...moved one deep frame of brood into the medium super...and put in 2 empty frames (foundationless) did not look for a new Queen, but did see pollen coming in.
Questions I ask myself. Placed a lone frame of deep brood above the deep brood chamber hanging in two stacked mediums? Pulled three medium frames of honey from above to make room for deep frame? Or did you pull three deep frames of honey from below? Put in two empty frames of foundation? How many frames were removed from the deep?
If I was moving deep frames (to open brood nest) to stacked in mediums above (because of lack of equipment) I would have taken deep frames of honey away from hive a good distance, left them to be robbed out, put the two foundationless frames in and left the brood nest in tac IMHO.
Do you have only one hive, was this all done in one hive or did you move parts to other equipment?
I apologize- I just am having a hard time picturing your manipulation. It's probably me it's late. I am sure my pea brain has complicated the issue
Maybe someone can come long and see it more clearly.
As for queen leaving, usually after cell(s) are capped. Don't necessarily wait for new queen to emerge. A crowded hive with many cells could throw after swarms.
Rolling the queen- well always a possibility but not as apt to roll a skinny virgin queen as you would a fat mated one.
I hope some of this made sense. Maybe your follow-up will help me or someone picture the situation better.