Do you have a local bee club in your area that you could contact for some queens? Many beekeepers are making new queens right about now so they can requeen their hives before the winter. Postage for overnight shipping is crazy and in the August heat, may be fatal to the queens.
You got capped brood? got pictures? How was your last hive inspection? Did they both swarm and fail to make new queens. How many hives do you have? Can you add frames of eggs/brood from another hive? Were both of these packages from the spring? How many bees are left?
This is from your other post
"Inspected today, very few brood cells, no eggs or larva at all... no supersedure cells anywhere!! Intended to remove frame w young larva/eggs from hive #2.. Hive was very strong 2 weeks ago. Not now--- only several frames of capped brood... one small area of larva on 1 frame only."
The very few brood from hive number #1 what does the pattern look like?
>only several frames of capped brood... one small area of larva on 1 frame only
This is suspicious, got pictures?
Garbear there is a good chance you have virgin queens in those hives. The workers can remove all traces of queen cells in a very short time. Be careful how you release the purchased queens. The virgins will kill them in an instant if the hive workers do not. Put the caged queen in the hive with the candy plug end taped over. Watch how the bees react to the new queen.
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