Re: Laying worker hive..I thought that I did everything right.
Find someone knowledgeable in your area to help you get the colony queenright. It can be difficult trying to introduce a laying queen into a laying-worker colony. You might want to consider using some of your good comb and shake out the remaining bees onto it into a 5 frame nuc and introduce the queen that way.. You'll also shake out the laying workers, but you will essentially be starting over with bees and a new queen. The new queen (if she is accepted) should have time for a couple of good brood cycles and make it therough the winter in your area. I'm sure you can keep feeding them to get them through. Make sure they have pollen and honey to get them established asap. BeeWeaver probably has a queen available, i'm not sure.
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