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A friend who has been beekeeping for 30 plus years suggested that replacing the brood frames in a laying worker hive was necessary due to the size of the cells caused by drone brood.

Curious as to what others feel about this. If you have a laying worker hive and you have requeened, is it a good or necessary practice to replace the brood frames as well?

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And as I think more about the laying worker laying multiple eggs in one cell do these multiple eggs in one cell actually develop?
 

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The workers tend to remove or eat extras. The cells are just worker size and get a domed top to cover the drone larvae.
 

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>And as I think more about the laying worker laying multiple eggs in one cell do these multiple eggs in one cell actually develop?

They start out tryin to remove them all. But as thousands of workers start laying, the egg police fall behind. Sometimes you will see two or three larvae in a cell when the larvae are still small, but they usually remove all but one. You'll usually see scattered larvae that are developing or getting capped and dozens of eggs in other cells. No solid pattern at all.

www.bushfarms.com/beeslayingworkers.htm
 
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