Ok I'm pretty new to this, my second year. I was going to do a split today and popped open the two brood boxes to discover lots of honey, no brood, just a handful of drone brood. I saw some supersedere cells (not sure if I'm correct) I think. There were built out cells on the sides of a couple of frames and hanging queen cells on the bottom of a couple of frames. All were open (empty) except for one. I didn't see a queen but I have never seen the queen. I'm colour blind so I think I'm a little challenged that way.
Anyway, I couldn't do a split because I couldn't find any brood cells but I did find a couple of frames with pollen. So I added another brood box (now have three) because most of the frames seemed full. I also put the flow super on top with a queen separator because obviously the bees are bringing in honey but the queen is either gone or I don't know what...?
My question is should I buy another queen or two and do a split with two different queens. I bought a second flow box expecting to be able to do that this year. The hive seems strong with lots of bees, lots of drones but no queen.