Thanks for the replies!
I do use wax-foundation. I like the anti-varroa-tactic, although I also like to see how well my colonies will do without us interfering much. I like the idea making use of natural selection to select bees who can handle varroa and other stressors, instead of keeping “weak” colonies alive and essentially weaken the gene-pool.
I’m not sure how old the queen of this colony is, but it is probably not very old, as our beekeeper friend has annual swarms at his hives. This queen might be 1-2 years old, I guess.
The location and size of the queen cells/cups… ai… the one time I decide not to film/photograph when working on a hive… Ehm… If I remember well, it was more on the frame face. And some of them looked more like queen cups and a couple of others were clearly bigger. I saw some non-drone capped brood, but not much.
I would have to look again, but I just put the super (with 6 flow frames) on it, so I don’t want to disturb them anymore, today. (There is this one guard bee who is very persistent in telling me to go away, even when I took a photograph of the hive with flow frames on top at about 4-5 meters away from the [back of the] hive)!