Several weeks ago I was called for a small swarm of bees. I picked them up set them in a five frame nuc box. To help them out I gave them a frame of brood from another hive. They have been quite industrious gathering pollen and honey. I have been waiting to see some wet brood to confirm their queen. Today I did a detailed inspection using my grafting lenses. I was hopeful when I saw eggs but close inspection revealed two and three eggs per cell. We know what that means. It is unlikely that I could find a queen anywhere at this late date and if I did would they accept her since they think they have a "queen"? Could I combine them with another small colony? Would the laying worker create a problem or would the new colony's queen pheromones shut her down? Should I let them just go on their way and gradually fade away with attrition and then give their gathered suppliers to another colony in need? There isn't enough time to start with eggs and let them build a queen and I don't think they would anyway because they think they already have one. Curious to see what anyone thinks might be the best way to proceed.