Im am still a new beekeeper " first year" . My question is how would I know if I had a laying worker and not a Queen. I made a split off of another new beekeepers hive. I read books and asked questions to experinced beekeepers. Followed the directions to the letter but after 30 days his bee population is getting low. I looked today very low on brood, but there is larva present, just not much. Was wondering if this is a laying worker , I looked for the queen but found none. I am new so I could have missed her. Was wondering if there is a way to tell? Thanks so much in advance for any help.