I have a rather strong colony (to this point, anyway) that now appears to have a laying worker. I found plenty of brood in all stages. That which is capped is entirely drone brood. I didn't think at the time to look at the eggs for multiple eggs in each cell, but I did notice eggs on 2 frames and nothing stood out to me as abnormal.
So here's the question. I have a nuc with a laying queen right beside this particular hive. Can I simply do a newspaper combine of the nuc and the queenless hive?
I guess my concern is that the queenless hive may recognize their laying worker(s) as a queen and ball my nuc queen. This would make me