I posted a few days ago my predicament, I am dealing with a Queenless hive. As with any new situation I get myself into I tend to get rather mental (my wife has a different term for my behavior) trying to figure out a solution to my problem. Something I started pondering on today, what if a person was to introduce a touch of lemongrass oil into a queenless hive that had no brood, would it confuse the bees into not becoming a laying worker hive? Not a long term thing, just something to give a person a bit more time to get a new mated queen. Just wondering... as I tend to do.