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It will most likely turn into a laying worker hive and eventually die out..........

Give it some brood (eggs) if you can ASAP so they can make a queen........
 

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Yea or buy yourself a mated queen, spray the frames and the new queen with syrup with honey bee healthy and put in the hive, the smell wears off in a couple days and buy then they will accept her, but remember I'm a newbie
 

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>What happens to the colony when there is no queen and no eggs,but lots of brood?

It's always difficult to say for sure that they have no queen. Just because you didn't find her doesn't mean she is not there...

Eggs are hard to see.

Do you have open brood?

Odds are when you think are queenless you are not. Odds are if there actually are no eggs, there is a virgin queen that isn't laying. On the off chance this is not right, a frame of eggs and open brood from another hive is good insurance.

http://www.bushfarms.com/beespanacea.htm
 
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