Can Queens lay only drone eggs?
I had a queen that was made late this year and i was worried she wouldn't be mated. she hadn't laid an egg for almost 2 months after she was born. I went out today and noticed all kinds of different stages of larvae and some capped brood. I was told by several beeks that if a queen does not lay after about a month she then lays drone eggs because they are infertile.... The more I thought about it, the more it doesn't make sense..I thought it was the size of the cell that determined what the gender would be, and second, how can something form from an infertile egg. Chickens don't hatch from infertile eggs! Can anyone explain this to me? Thanks.