>I am dabbling into queen rearing and was wondering if there is any way that I could use this hive as a cell starter or finisher??
A laying worker hive will not build queen cells.
>If not, I'm aware of a possible shake out of the bees to hopefully remove the laying worker
This may accomplish something but it will not remove the laying workers. There are hundreds of them and they will fly right back to the old hive.
> but I know that has a very low percentage of actually working. So could I just shake off all of the bees in front of my other hives and let them find their way to another hive and just remove the laying worker problem that way?
That's one solution. Here are more:http://www.bushfarms.com/beeslayingworkers.htm
Plus some explanations of what is going on.