>I am a newbie, and I have small cell bees (foundationless) from Wolf Creek Apiaries. I was wondering--if something happened to my queen and I needed to requeen, what effect would introducing a "standard sized" queen have?
She would do fine as far as cell size is concerned. She may not do well as far as acclimatization. If I found a hive queenless, I would give them some open brood and eggs. Odds are you are mistaken and they are not queenless, but merely between queens with a virgin that isn't laying yet, but the eggs and brood is insurance in case they are indeed queenless.http://bushfarms.com/beespanacea.htm
> Would she be able to lay eggs in the cells?
> Assuming this is a mated queen, would the eggs she laid turn out to be standard sized bees because of their genetics
> or smaller, due to to the cells they gestated in?