I have a hive that has a strong population of bees but no brood or queen. A few weeks ago, I added a frame of brood and eggs from an adjacent hive and when I checked yesterday, no queen cell. Today I opened it up again and noticed some drone cells but went ahead and added two more frames of very young brood and eggs to give them a second chance to make their own queen. If there are laying workers in this hive would that prevent them from making queen cells? If no, why didn't they do so the first time. and if yes, what do I do about the laying workers? What do I do if they don't make a queen this time? I figured I could combine with another hive to increase population during the flow and do a split later in the summer?? I'd appreciate any advice anyone can give.