No expert here by any means, but if the removed brood was replaced with an empty frame, she would have more space to lay the eggs. She might be laying at the same rate, just more places to put eggs.
In a day or so, I should be able to see if i am right. I swiped a frame of brood from my strong hive, to give a boost to the small hive. I did not have a drawn frame to replace, so one of the empties went in. It will be interesting to see if the bees have drawn it out and if it had brood, or if they are back filling now.
I realize the bees know what they are doing, but still I would like to keep them off balance enough that they don't up and swarm on me at this time of year.