Is it possible to have a laying worker in one part of a hive co-existing with a good queen in another part?
I added a medium super for honey to a two deep hive in May. Yesterday when I inspected the hive, first time in about two weeks, they'd filled out several of the medium frames with honey but the two in the center were filled with solid drone brood. After I got down into the brood supers, there was excellent brood pattern and I saw the queen, so I know she's doing her job. I didn't see any drone brood cells any other place in the hive except on the frames covered with them. The drone frames also had a lot of what I call practice swarm cells.
I don't use queen excluders. Maybe Dadant sent me a couple drone wax foundations? I'm puzzled or is this just something I've never seen in my beekeeping experience yet? What should I do? Thanks