No Brian, No Drone brood....Thats why I added the brood frame..There were just bees drawing out comb and storing a little honey.
These bees came from a swarm I caught. I had figured that I would put the swarm in this hive box. but when I opened the nuc I brought them home in, The bees poured out like crazy and were flying everywhere!
What was left in the nuc box I dumped into the box we're talkng about. All the flying bees went into a hive box right next to the hive I wanted them to go into(inches away). And, of course, this hive just hung a peanut recently too..Anyways, as I'm so lousy at finding queens, I just left things alone, knowing that theres a possibility of now having two queenright hives.
So, you see?..As far as I can tell, there was nothing to even hatch in the mysterious hive that has the queen cell.