Eggs in the Hive
Reproduction for honey bees must be considered on two levels, at the bee level and at colony level. The colony is a superorganism. Tom Seeley's work has ended in a greater understanding of the latter with the publication of several books.

This subject will be enlarged upon at a later date but if you wish to understand more the general books on Honey Bee anatomy and physiology are a good starting point.
Scientific Beekeeping
Here we have many eggs being laid in a cell. However the eggs are being laid at the back of the cell (as we look at it) so it will probably be from a queen rather than a laying worker. Workers' abdomens are generally too short to lay at the bottom of the cell.

It is likely that this is a virgin queen or recently mated queen who has yet to find her rhythm.
Dave Stokes
Leinster Honey
A Few Photos
An illustration of eggs laid by a laying worker. The eggs have been attached to the wall of the cell.
Queen and young larval pheromones impact nursing and reproductive physiology of honey bee (Apis mellifera) workers
Female Reproductive System
Male Reproductive System