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    Default Laying Worker

    Ant advice on installing a new queen in a hive that swarmed?? I had a colony swarm about a week after installing it on new foundation. One frame had been drawn out at my 2 week inspection and a worker was/is still laying. I purchased a new Italian queen and am expecting her highness tomorrow. Any suggestions as I have not been able to locate the laying worker?? And what should I do with the frame of Drone brood? Leave it there or dispose of it? Thank you.

    -Zach

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    Default Re: Laying Worker

    Hello Zach,

    First of all, welcome to the forum!

    In my opinion, it would be better to post this thread somewhere it more suits. The sections Bee Forum or Beekeeping 101 might be the choises. You can reach them from the main page.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dunham Bee Farm View Post
    Ant advice on installing a new queen in a hive that swarmed?
    Your main problem seems to be something else, as stated by you:

    Quote Originally Posted by Dunham Bee Farm View Post
    laying worker
    Installing a new queen alone is a simple process. There are many threads on it on the forum. Dealing with a laying worker is not that simple I fear. Yet, there are threads on the issue as well on the forum. For both and more, I advice to use the search option of the forum. Once you sign in, using the search box on top right will do the job. I wrote "laying worker" in the box (without quotes) and hit enter. There are many related threads. Some of them are hard to evaluate for their relevancy from the title and you need to have a brief look at them by yourself but here are some with "laying worker" words in their title:

    Here, here, here, here and here.

    There are many more.

    An alternative approach to search the forum from inside the forum itself might be using Google search engine. Searching, without quotes, "laying worker site:beesource.com" will do it. By this way you may have a slight clue on the content of the thread/page prior to actually view it.

    Hope this helps. I'm no expert to tell you how to deal with laying worker and replace it. I just have an impression that its not easy if not impossible at all.
    Last edited by marenostrum; 05-17-2012 at 06:37 PM. Reason: typo

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    Default Re: Laying Worker

    thats easy add a frame of eggs with bees give a shake of more bees and the bees will sort it out

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    Default Re: Laying Worker

    Quote Originally Posted by franktrujillo View Post
    thats easy add a frame of eggs with bees give a shake of more bees and the bees will sort it out
    A two-lines solution for this age-old problem would be nice for sure. For just two threads among huge amounts of discussions here on this forum or elsewhere, please see: Laying worker or drone layer colony solutions? and Laying Worker and Nucs For me, its an issue which calls for serious research and numerous experiments.

    If this thread were in more suitable sections of the forum or added as a post under already existing relevant threads, there would be more chance to hear expert advices. Unfortunately on Welcome Forum, as the name implies, that's a weak possibility.

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    Default Re: Laying Worker

    Another thread with nice points: Queen given to laying workers

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