Thanks. I see that she does have a bald thorax but lots of the other bees in this hive have that. I also noticed that she gets no respect. That doersn't help. The last of the brood will probably hatch today. If I do not have a queen in there, how long before the workers start laying. I have the same problem with a hive that just swarmed, there is no brood, saw a couple just coming out of the cells, and I could not find the queen.