A week ago, I found my hive to be queenless. No eggs or larvae that I could find and the brood nest filling with nectar. I ordered a new queen, who arrived yesterday. When I inspected the hive yesterday, I found several queen cells under construction, and eggs and larvae scattered all over. There appeared to be larvae in the queen cells. It was very cloudy outside so it was hard to see well. I emailed my mentor last night, and he told me to go ahead and put the queen cage in the hive until he could get over to bring me more bees (my one hive is too weak to split). Today when I opened the hive to put the queen cage in, I looked at a few of the frames since it is very sunny today. There were several eggs in each cell, anywhere from 2-5 eggs. I also looked in the queen cells, and saw that there was more than one larvae in each Q cell. I'm assuming now that I have laying workers instead of a queen - right? I couldn't really tell if the eggs were on the side of the cell - they looked like they were on the bottom. But a queen would never lay more than one egg in a queen cell, would she? Or do the bees build the cell around previously laid eggs? (The Q cells were in the middle of the frame like supercedure cells) I'm not sure what to do at this point. I left the new queen in her cage in the hive, with duct tape over the candy plug so the bees can't chew her out. Unfortunately my mentor just had surgery and can't make it out for several days. Does anyone have any advice for me? If I do have laying workers, can my hive be saved? I think I read that laying workers will not accept a new queen.