***2 weeks later inspected both hives...and found both queens
and eggs or larvae...does the old queen go right back to laying?***
I've had one go back to laying after two days, but you must give
them some drawn comb if possible. She can't lay without at least partially
formed cells (1/4" deep or so)
If you found eggs (in the very bottom of the cells) IN BOTH HIVES,
then it would seem that both queens are laying.
***can i save the stressed out queen?***
If one of your hives can spare one frame containing capped brood,
honey and pollen, put the caged queen in a small nuc, let the workers
release her from the cage and watch them closely.