Ok, so I did some splits on 4/3 and this weather hasn't really been ideal for inspecting. Lots of wind, cool days, etc. I did my math and hopefully during the mating flight period my virgins were able to get out, mate and make it back safe in the hive. I am hoping to check this weekend for laying queens but am also concerned about Laying Workers. Nothing to do about that now, but my concern stems from the fact that I never inspected those splits for cells or virgins. Time and weather just never worked in my favor. This weekend will ease or confirm my concerns. I know by adding a frame of brood each week I could have eased my fears but I didn't do that. So my question is: Could I have prevented a laying worker by using queen pheromone while I waited for my virgin to hatch and mate? Or would that have disrupted the entire process? My splits were made with eggs/larva, no queen cells.