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    Laying workers- uniting with an Apidea?

    Thanks for all the replies, and advice. I checked them again last night, and the drone cappings are multiplying, and I can see no evidence of worker larvae. I did also see two eggs being eaten by workers, and the randomly scattered eggs had continued. So, as I don't have a any queen cells, or...
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    Laying workers- uniting with an Apidea?

    Hi PH, The eggs are literally all over the place. Some are on the bottom, which is why I spent quite a while searching for a drone laying queen, but some are on the sides, but close to the bottom. So it did make me wonder if I had a short- ar*d queen or a long-ars*d worker!! ;) They are...
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    Laying workers- uniting with an Apidea?

    Hi Finman, Thank you for replying. I did put a brood frame, with eggs on, in on Saturday, and will go back to see what has happened this evening! Do you mean use a queen in a cage to test if they are queenless, or if they ventilate their abdomens, would you leave the caged queen in the hive...
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    Laying workers- uniting with an Apidea?

    I just wondered if anyone had any thoughts on solving the problem of a hive with laying workers by uniting with an Apidea with a laying queen? I did an artificial swarm 5 weeks ago but the old stock failed to produce a mated queen from the queen cells- I have searched and can find no queen like...
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