One of my packages is goofed up
I just did a quick check on my 3 hives. Two are doing great with lots of capped brood. The other, a 3# package, hived on 4/15 is a laying worker hive. The only capped brood in the hive was drone cells. When I first checked the hive a few days after installing it, I found multiple eggs in most cells. I attributed this to an overly eager new queen. I laid eyes on the queen during the first or second check of this hive. Today there were 1 1/2 frames of very, very spotty brood and all of it looked to be drone cells. Deep cells and rounded caps. So, what do I do now?
I've done some reading in the archives and saw where it was suggested to add one frame of open brood to the hive each week for 3 weeks, but I don't think I need to rob frames of brood from my other 2 new hives to add to this one. With the screwy weather we've had the other 2 hives only had 2 1/2 to 3 frames of capped brood.
EDIT: Will laying worker eggs hatch into drone larvae?
Last edited by Brad Bee; 05-07-2013 at 05:40 PM.