Hello all! I've attached some images to see what you think of these frames. They look like worker brood to me, but are covered with drones! Background: Well, Iddee asked me how my split was doing a few weeks ago and I was feeling pretty good about them. They are a little light and small, but they are reduced down and I've been feeding them. Activity at the door is pretty good and when I went into them last there were eggs, larva and brood. Well, I checked them again this weekend to reassess their stores and do any rearranging. The situation in H#1 was pretty much the same. The brood is pretty sparse, but the frames are covered and we have been pretty derthy, so I figured she wouldn't be laying much. still saw capped brood and larva. Rearranged some of the partially filled frames. Alls good as can be expected. Went to H#2, which was the split that took a while to requeen. Hmmm. While there is what looks like worker brood to me, flat caps, no bulges, there is a plethora of drones. I'm mean, it's weird! There is larva, but didn't see the queen. I did see her last time I went in and she was laying. Do you think she is a drone layer? Would I still have that many workers if I split in July? Am I mistaken about the appearance of the brood looking like worker brood? What are your opinions? Thanks much, liz ps. The comb is all wonky and flat on one side cuz they pulled it weird and when I straightened it out, they never finished pulling it out on that side.