« Last post by Bakersdozen on Today at 07:40:52 PM »
I had that same problem just yesterday and this is what I did with a laying worker colony. I did a shake out. I separated the brood boxes and took them about 30 ft away from the location. I proceeded to shake and brush every frame and walk them back to the original site, beeless. I reassembled the hive one beeless frame at a time. A few hours later I introduced a new queen. They all ran over to greet her. The laying worker had been there for some time. I found lots and lots of drone brood on 6 or so frames.