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Today, I opened up a frame nuc that I set up with QC about 4 weeks ago. The new Q has started laying, but the capped brood seems to be mostly drones with just a few worker cappings.
Is it likely that the Q is a drone layer and the worker cappings are non viable larvae that have been on the frame since the nuc was made up or can a newly laying queen start off laying drones before getting it right?

I guess if I leave the nuc another week, I'll know if she is a drone-layer.
 

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S'pose she could......but unlikely. A week will tell and likely you will be changing her.

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You say you have you got worker brood mixed in with the drone brood ? then she must of mated.

Regards a queen laying drone eggs before getting going,yes it can and sometimes does happen,she can sometimes lay many eggs per cell at first giving the impression of laying workers as well.

You are correct in your post regards check in a week,time will tell.
 

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Bullet-shaped domed cappings = DLQ.

You might get the odd normal looking capping with a DLQ, but expect nothing to be in the cell.
 

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