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Had a nuc that was made from a split that has been queen-less for too long, so they finally went Laying worker. I attached a photo for others to see.
this was a 5 frame nuc that was just getting smaller and smaller with 2 unsuccessful queen cell adds. I dumped the bees into the yard, which created quite the buzzing cloud of bees, and removed the box. 2 frames with just food went to another nuc that was next to it, the three that had eggs I think I will just let them die out and then put them into another box.

Within an hour, the cloud of bees was gone and the other nuc box was noticeably more packed.

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Had a nuc that was made from a split that has been queen-less for too long, so they finally went Laying worker. I attached a photo for others to see.
this was a 5 frame nuc that was just getting smaller and smaller with 2 unsuccessful queen cell adds. I dumped the bees into the yard, which created quite the buzzing cloud of bees, and removed the box. 2 frames with just food went to another nuc that was next to it, the three that had eggs I think I will just let them die out and then put them into another box.

Within an hour, the cloud of bees was gone and the other nuc box was noticeably more packed.

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Classic! Can anybody pick out the wannabees?
 

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Those in that pic are all on the bottoms of the cells instead of on the side walls like laying workers.Looks kind of like a young queen with no other room to lay.Anyway somebody has a tail long enough to reach the bottom.
 

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Had a nuc that was made from a split that has been queen-less for too long, so they finally went Laying worker. I attached a photo for others to see.
this was a 5 frame nuc that was just getting smaller and smaller with 2 unsuccessful queen cell adds. I dumped the bees into the yard, which created quite the buzzing cloud of bees, and removed the box. 2 frames with just food went to another nuc that was next to it, the three that had eggs I think I will just let them die out and then put them into another box.

Within an hour, the cloud of bees was gone and the other nuc box was noticeably more packed.

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Great picture!!:applause:
 
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