Re: Why would workers ball young queen in a nuke?
I don't understand this situation. If they are past their laying/mating period then won't they become a drone layer queen later on? If the wing is damaged then the chance of a mating flight is close to nil. No wonder there is no brood egg in there. Does she look mated at all? Yes, if the queen is mated then putting a frame of young brood will help to get her laying.
Don't mix foreign bees into a virgin hive. She might get balled 100% of the time! When will you ever learn, huh?