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    Re: Holy Laying Worker, Batman!!

    I wanted to finish out the thread with the results of my endeavor with the laying worker hive. First, thanks to all that contributed constructive advice, it was greatly appreciated.

    So, what we...
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    Re: Holy Laying Worker, Batman!!

    Update**
    We decided to go a different route in trying to "fix" this. We spoke with another couple beeks in our area, and ended up getting a mated queen and made up a nuc with brood from 3 other...
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    Re: Holy Laying Worker, Batman!!

    The friggin drama continues...

    I went in late morning to the hive to check the frames of drawn comb only I put in the other day. As I expected, all the cells were full with multiple eggs. I still...
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    Re: Holy Laying Worker, Batman!!

    Ok.
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    Re: Holy Laying Worker, Batman!!

    I got to admit that I was a bit surprised to see that. I had never heard of , or seen a queen laying like that before. I really just assumed that I have a laying worker, but some doubt has been cast....
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    Re: Holy Laying Worker, Batman!!

    Thanks for the all the great input! I really appreciate yall taking the time to respond.

    So, I think we have a plan.. Its fluid, but we have an idea of the direction we want to go. In doing...
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    Re: Holy Laying Worker, Batman!!

    Thanks Snapper1d

    I went back and read my last post and I forgot to mention that I did just that. I added 2 frames of drawn comb with nothing else on it to see what she/they're doing. I plan on...
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    Re: Holy Laying Worker, Batman!!

    I got into the hive this late morning and was able to really take my time and examine the frames. I didn't find a queen (wasn't really expecting to, but looked anyway), almost all the cells that...
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    Re: Holy Laying Worker, Batman!!

    Thanks for your constructive input. To clear up any of the “abouts” for you. May 12 we did the split, and May 26 (2 weeks after) we looked and saw queen cells. Yesterday (June 15, a day shy of 5...
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    Re: Holy Laying Worker, Batman!!

    Hi Jack, was that queen in the photo laying eggs like that? Once we saw the multiple eggs we pretty much gave up on finding the queen. I think Im going back in and do a more thorough search for her...
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    Holy Laying Worker, Batman!!

    So, I split my three hives about 5 weeks ago. We noticed signs of possible impending swarms in two of them and we had all the right conditions and stores. We went in and checked about 2 weeks into...
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