well, my old laying machine finally lost the battle. these bees have been trying to supercede her since february.
i went through the hive for the first time in a month friday and found eggs in an upper brood chamber i added recently and to my i pulled a couple of frames from the lower brood chamber and one had a lot of emerging brood and the other was only eggs.
When you go to lowest box, there are , mean old farts.
But what is your situation? - Eggs, have you a new queen, which has started or what?
You should be worried about winter bees, who lays them?
Defensive queen uses to make defensive daughters.