I have a colony which I believe is a laying worker colony. I've tried putting in queen cells and various other possible solutions, to no avail. It's about 5 or 6 frames of bees.
I haven't been able to spot a queen and believed it was a laying worker colony. But it could perhaps be a very small, weak queen that I haven't been able to spot. The thing that's confusing me is that I'm seeing the start of queen cells, filled with royal jelly. Will a laying queen colony ever try to build queen cells with the drone eggs? Or, do I still have a queen in there? Thanks for your help -