Ted and Micheal,
I have the same problem that I also will be addressing tomorrow. I will be picking up a queen at about 10am. Ted are you saying that all you put into the new hive was a frame of brood / eggs and then shook the frames from the old hive out 100 feet away? You didn't put new queen into the new hive?
It was a nuc, I shook out all the bee's 100 foot away, most of the frames in the nuc had honey and pollen, after I replaced the nuc with no bee's, I took a frames of eggs and young brood from another with the nurse bee's still on that frame (didn't shake the bee's off the frame I took from the other hive) and put this frame in the nuc and let then raise a queen themselves
So did the frame of brood and eggs need to have a queen cell on it or did they create on knowing there was no existing queen or queen cells in the hive?
no cells, just eggs and larva,,, the made their own queen..
What did you do with the frames from the old hive?
I only removed the frame with the most eggs from the laying worker, alot of these cell had about 7 eggs in them , seems this laying worker just stayed on this frame, I must have caught it just when it was starting up good..
I actually have some capped and uncapped honey on the super that is above the brood chamber. I wonder if I can still use that with the new hive?
sure, just make sure you shake every bee off the frames and out of the hive body, cant leave one, it could be the laying worker....