Before reading this, know that I have one hive and I am new-bee.
About a month ago, I saw a lot of Queen Cells and couldn't see a Queen in sight. I let them hatch, and saw the new queen but no eggs, so I killed her and still had a few queen cells left. (I realize now it takes a few days before she gets mated, my mistake.) I was down to one Queen cell when I decided to order a Queen. This hive had been aggressive and I figured now would be a good time to bring in a docile breed Queen (buckfast). I introduced her to the hive, after the final Queen cell was open but no Queen to be found. So I figured I was lucky and got my mated Queen in time.
She was released by me 24 hours after being introduced. I stupidly however, didn't check to see if there were any eggs or the Queen returned mated. Of course, I found eggs after my purchased queen was let go. So now I had one of two possibilities, two-queens or a laying worker.
a full-week later, my purchased Queen is gone/dead, and I saw a very large new Queen laying eggs. My latest problem is the brood. Almost every other cell looks to be a drone. There's one frame of great loooking brood without any drones, but I believe that's from the purchased Queen before she was killed.
I either have a superseded Queen, or a laying worker in the mix. Should I just wait it out to see if the laying worker gives up or dies? Or should I split and hope there's one cell in there for them to rear a queen?
Thoughts, Opinions, ideas?