I wondered about that.
I did cut a patch of eggs out and stuck on the edge of the comb in the parent box. After a few days, no sign of it. Lots of drone brood, like all 8 frames of the top box of the two boxes. So the thought crossed my mind that the old queen was having problems, I happened to pull the new queen out, and now they're stuck with the old drone laying queen?
Anyway, for whatever I did wrong, there's not enough bees in the box with the queen I pulled out. I had shook bees from a additional frame of brood in it, but it didn't seem to help. Would they have flown out? The new hive was only a few feet away.
Now I'm thinking about adding more bees to it. This becomes a question I had in the past. However, that queen might have been bad, but I'm convinced this queen is good, was good until I messed things up, and given a chance, she'll do just fine. This was my most active box. So with so few of bees, adding a frame of equal or more bees, will that cause problems?
I'm thinking of putting a frame of bees, (from another hive since the original box has capped drone brood), in an empty box overnight, then shaking them into the box with the queen. The idea being that once they're queenless, they'll be more receptive?