Well that's it. That one hive that has had problems that had what I thought were queen cells and that I thought must have a laying worker is now still full of drone cells. Don't see any worker cells at all, and now no queen cells. The suspected queen cells was around the 19th last month.
So here is my plan. I'm going to set a double screen between this hive and another. (This one on top) and leave them for awhile. How long you think? And if this one does have a laying worker, would I still need to shake them out. Or just wait for all these drones to hatch and see if there is more.
Do you think the drone cells will stop after the scent of a queen get purged through this box?
Or perhaps after placing these on top, just let them do there thing untill no more bees in there, then merge the combs. Perhaps some, most of the workers might actually drift into the lower box.
Just rambling with thoughts.