Re: Worker bees kicking out the drones in February?!
All I could do would be to guess, but first, are there capped drone brood cells present?
Lots of stores, or few stores?
Are there any opened queen cells?
If you have fresh laid eggs, you probably have a queen present, the remaining queen cells may be duds. ( or not) ( candle them with a flash light?)
Since the hive now has a laying queen, it no longer needs the drones?
I would consider moving the fames with queen cell into nuc boxes, making sure to leave one in the mother hive, since you can not find the queen.
be sure each box also has what it needs to make a new queen from scratch if the cell is a dud.
Or, do nothing & just watch. What ever route you take, good luck ! CE
Started summer of 2013, just another new guy, tinkering with bees.