I have a very big hive. 2 deeps and 3 supers. a lot of mean bees. the ran me out Saturday before I could get through brood boxes. I was thinking I may have a laying woker, but I out in on BIG BOY PANTS today and went back in. I did not see any eggs or drones brood at all. So, I think they are just queenless. Not sure how long they have been queenless, but no capped brood at all in either deep. I cant find any local queens to buy at the moment. My options, A. I have a couple of nucs with newly mated queens. I could cage one of them and introduce her. B. Insert a frame of eggs from another hive and see if they start to draw queen cells, if they do, then I will know I don't have a laying worker. ( I would hate to turn a new queen loose to have her killed) C. News paper combine with one of the nucs. D. I have a call in about a swarm. I might can get it tomorrow and just dump the swarm in this hive and see what happens. Never a dull moment.