Hi everyone, long time lurker first time poster. I had a thought on what might create the ultimate honey producing hive, one in which open brood never had to be cared for. It would start by taking a colony with no queen and no open brood, then adding only frames of capped brood to it throughout the honey flow season, being careful not to add eggs or larvae. The field force would theoretically be enormous as there would be no need for brood rearing. The only complication I can think of is if laying workers would develop from the lack of open brood pheremone. Has anyone ever tried this experiment?