I read up on the infos already last year. Every bits of infos in my minds now because this issue very hard to deal with. There are posts
after posts from people here with many links to argue about what method is better to solve this problem. An amazing thread I would say.
Learned a lot from different perspective here. Many did a shook out because they don't want to deal with laying worker anymore. Too
time consuming and at the end did not work out well for them. I have to say very good luck to you if it works out for you this time.
Getting a queen is easy now in the spring. Imagine I have to paid 3x the price at $36 each in the winter. And they killed 2 of them even
though these are not laying worker but just some aggressive Italian bees I have to dealt with. I pray for you that everything will work
out at the end.