Hi All, This is my first post! To cut a long story short one of my best hives has gone queen-less for a long time and I ended up with a huge laying worker problem. I could actually see the workers entering the cells backwards and laying during one of my inspections! I has eggs all over the place with some cells containing 10 eggs. It was a mess. I decided to use the open brood frame introduction method to try to resolve this issue. I have a number of other hives and nucs so I took three frames of eggs and brood and put them in the laying worker hive. I also happened to have an UNCAPPED really nice big queen cell from a good nuc of mine so I put that frame in also to see what would happen. A week later I went back into the laying worker hive and they had CAPPED the queen cell. I also noticed that the number of laying worker eggs had reduced. I put some new frames of brood and eggs in there and left it for another week. A week later I went back into the laying worker hive and the capped queen cell has now hatched. It was a text book example with a nice hole at the very bottom... My question is this...What happens now? Will they accept the virgin queen or is there a possibility she will be killed? Although she has hatched out and I have been putting brood in there I do still see some laying worker eggs...How will I know what eggs are good "queen" eggs and which ones are laying workers eggs... I guess my main question is what should I do now? The queen should hopefully be getting mated this week "if" they let her live. The brood nest is a real mess now as well with drone comb all over the place from the laying workers...If the queen does get mated this week and starts laying, will this laying worker problem go away completely? Any advice would be gladly accepted. Thanks!