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Hi all - one of my spring packages didn't accept its queen, so I put in a frame of open brood from another hive and they raised some queen cells right away. A few weeks later (3-4?), it looks like there may be a drone-laying queen in the hive (never successfully mated?). I think it's a drone-laying queen rather than laying workers because the brood is all in a regular formation in the middle of the frame (not random), but clearly they are drones (bullet-shaped cells). I do see single eggs (not multiple) in some cells. I looked and looked, but can't find the virgin queen for the life of me (someone told me to catch her and pinch her), so thinking of splitting the hive and putting open brood into each split and requeening the one that starts to make queen cells (I know - should have done that before, but I think it's kind of fun to have them raise their own). Sound like a plan? I guess then the one with the drone-laying queen will eventually die out because of no workers being born. Any suggestions/thoughts appreciated. Thanks
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