Alright, so I got 14 packages early in April. We had some really warm days and some cold rainy days, but I didn't think it would be an issue. Last year I reduced the bees, the fall flow just didn't happen, went on vacation for 2 weeks in september and I started feeding and treating too late. So about half the packages I got I'm having issues with the queens or laying workers. They all appeared to start off great. All the foundation was built out to 5.1 or 4.9 last year. With the foundation already built I didn't think I'd need to reduce them again. I would have suspected a bad batch of queens from the supplier, but nobody else is having this issue. Ill see good eggs on some frames, then a few doubles. But a majority of the capped brood is drone. Should I put fresh foundation in and see what happens? Snag some frames from the good hives to try to get them queenright...or just shake and combine with other hives. Opened them up yesterday and they were ANGRY! Even the hives with good brood. Seeing single eggs in cells and them being angry I didn't spend much time looking for a queen, but I didnt see one on the suspect hives. Is there a such thing as a really good laying worker?