This last weekend I discovered one of my colonies had turned laying worker. It's a nuc sized colony in a single 10-frame deep. I have a queen I just raised that just started laying in a queen castle with 2 medium frames of brood & bees, and a medium frame of honey. Next door in the castle is 2 medium frames of brood and bees that may not have raised their queen. It's only been a little over a week and a half since the cell hatched though, so I guess I should give it more time to play out. Anyway, I was thinking about taking these 5 medium frames, putting them in a single 10 frame medium, and putting it where the laying worker hive used to be. Then shaking out the laying worker hive somewhere (where?). I am assuming that most of the laying worker hive would return to their old location, but find a brand new hive and colony there. At which point there would be confusion, then they would likely merge with the new colony.
Good plan? Bad plan? Thanks for any feedback.