My queen rearing experiment seems to have failed. I see eggs but some cells have two and some have one. I saw a worker going from cell to cell sticking her backside in a cell on the same frame so I'm assuming laying workers. They also seemed to have made themselves and capped a queencell which can't be right since they had no brood to do so since March 26th. This hive has LOTS of nectar (3 eight frame mediums.) The original queen is laying up a storm and I just added a second deep. A nuc I made up with queen cells at the same time has a queen but I watched her and she lays anywhere she pleases, even on the top bar where there is no comb. Maybe she's inbred or something. The workers have polished some cells for her but she doesn't use them. I could actually see the egg come out because her hind end wasn't in a cell. I think this failed because the weather turned cold a week after I did this and stayed that way until last week. What I think I want to do lol: I have a queen from a cutout who could use more resources. I'd like to combine the two hives and the nuc. I have one of these http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com/Requeening-Frame/productinfo/274/ . I just don't know what do do about the laying workers. I killed the one I saw doing it but she has 40,000 sisters whose intentions I don't know. It's one heck of a workforce though. Suggestions? Thanks, Ed Edit: I gave them a frame of eggs and day old larvae. I snapped a pic of the frame I took out: Laying workers or new mated queen?