Friends, I've discovered that I have a full-blown laying-worker hive.
I also have a number of queens which I could place in the hive...however, the hive is already full of drones and drone brood, and I'm not sure that introducing a queen at this late point will work. Will it? Or should I simply shake the bees out and remove the hive?
In the future, if I catch this in time, is it advisable to 1) introduce a new queen or 2) suppress the laying workers by first introducing a frame of open brood each week for three weeks and THEN giving them a queen.