I don't claim to be an expert and I willingly deferr to Omie's vast knowledge (that is said in all sincerity). But, I would have made the same mistake--based on the unpleasant experience of having had hives with laying workers (definitely queenless), where I would find multiple eggs in some cells. :dash1:how come the 'expert' didn't know it was merely a new hidden queen in there??...wandering off scratching his head over the imaginary laying workers...?
This is huge for me. Many times I will encounter something and I am unsure of how to proceed. Often I will simply just walk a few feet away, take a few breathes and even verbalize (yes, out loud) what it is I am seeing and the possibilities that exist. By process of elimination I often come up with the plan I use.Good job on being the mentor!! Makes you feel good don't it.
Most times all that is needed is to read the signs, do a little quite time thinking and the answer is plain.