Ok, I know this is chancey, but I tried it anyway. So, somebody tell me the chances of success. I found 3 out of 50 nucs that turned into drone layers. Five frame nucs have about 2-3 frames of bees and a patch of drone cells about to be capped. Can't find a queen or any sign of her. Yesterday I put a queen cell, that was within hours of hatching, into each one. At first, it looked as though they might reject the cells because they were biting at them. I came back about an hour later and they seemed to have accepted it. This morning, about 7, I looked and they have all hatched (the end of the cell has a round hole instead of being torn down). So, what is the probable scenario now? Will they throw the new queen out or will there be a fight to the finish with the drone layer. I know time will tell, but just wondering what to look for along the way. I usually just shake drone layers and start over. This time I had a few spare cells and decided to play a see what happens game. It's how you learn.