OK, so I had a break in the middle of the day today and did the deed.
I took what may be Queen A's hive off of the top - consisted of the box (Box 3) in which I saw her laying and a box (Box 4) above that. I then removed the honey filled super (Box 2) - to be sure I checked each frame - all honey - no brood. I did not look in the deep (Box 1) for brood or a queen.
I did take the 6 center frames of the capped honey out of Box 2 and added 5 frames of SC starter strips and one full frame of SC foundation. I then put the renovated super (Box 2) back on top of the deep - with two full frames of honey on each side and starter strip frames in the center. If there is a queen in Box 1 (Queen Bee), she now has room to grow her brood.
I put a queen excluder between Box 2 and Box 3, the one in which I saw the young Queen A laying on Monday. I put Box 3 back above the queen excluder and put the already started Box 4 on top of that (has about four frames of honey in the center that they had made from last year's comb remnants)...
So if the Queen is a lone queen in the hive, no matter which box she is in today, she has room to lay brood. If there are two queens, A and Bee, they each have space to expand. If there is evidence of eggs and young brood in both Queen boxes next week, I'll split the hive. Otherwise I'll remove the queen excluder and conclude that this is indeed a strange hive.
Linda T having Bee adventures in Atlanta