Laying worker ?
HI all , i have searched the forums for info on laying workers and did not find the answers i need (maybe there I just did not find them) so here goes
I have 4 colonies all were started from nucs in middle of May,
hive 1 did not see queen no q cells fair amount of bees lots of drone cells and appears to be making more of them
hive 2 did not see queen 6 q cells with larvae some capped fair amount of bees and larvae no drone cells
(should I let them raise another queen or requeen them )
hive 3 did not see queen no q cells great brood pattern on 3 or 4 frames some drone cells( queen right ?)
hive 4 did not see queen no q cells no brood , no eggs no larvae
I am sure I need to requeen hive 4 ,
hive 1 i think is queen right,
I think hive 3 has a laying worker
should I combine lw hive with queen right or can I order a queen and put in hive ?
since all are new colonies I do not have a lot of brood frames to swap between hives but will do whatever I can to get all colonies going good.
I could not actually see any eggs so I do not know if suspected lw is correct or not
any advise is greatly appreciated
Insect farming is soooo interesting :)