We are second year beekeepers from Sydney. We deduced that a hive at a friend’s place had laying workers. This was because there were multiple eggs in single cells, and also lots of multiple eggs in cells above the queen excluder, plus lots of drone cells.
We followed the advice on Michael Bush’s website about laying workers and introduced open brood. The following weekend we found this frame with two sealed and one unsealed larger cell. The cells weren’t there when we inserted the frame of open brood. A link to the photo is below.
It looks like they might be queen cells, but they don’t look like the photos of queen cells you usually see on the net.
It’s a long drive, and we are kind of hoping that they are, so we don’t have to make the trip this weekend. Any opinions?