I know the queen goes out and breeds inatial with a bunch of drones, but does she ever do that again? IE the following year or??? The reason I wonder is I have 2 queens that were laying slowly and spotty, I was told the were probably poorly mated, will the remate this spring or???
No. They will not mate again. Replace her.
A scattered pattern can be for multiple reasons.
1)High mite counts and bees removing larvae.
The difference between #1 and #2, will depend upon the age of the egg/larvae when being removed.
4)Genetics of the queen.
A queen being "poorly mated" is real, but many times is not true from what is being suggested. A queen needs to mate once in her lifetime to get all the sperm she needs. She mates multiple time to achieve genetic diversity.
So when someone says "poorly mated" queen, she was not really poorly mated. She is either a bad queen, not capable of rapid egg laying, etc., or there is something wrong with her. But there is little that could be attributed to poorly mating (a couple drones) and being well mated (with 12 or 14 drones.) That unto itself will not effect egg laying.