1- went thru the queenless hive. this hive has been without brood for 2-3 weeks. there were 2 queen cells that were open but had white stuff at the bottom. there was also sporadic brood that looked to be drone brood. without eggs i did not think they could make a queen but i could have missed the eggs. i also put a weak queen in the hive but she died in the cage. could the sporadic brood mean i have laying workers? can a hive go to laying workers in 2-3 weeks?
2-found 2 cocoons laterally across the comb & a larva about the size of a queen. ( see photo ). does the cocoon look like a wax moth?