You sure don't beat arond the bush. So I guess there isn't an option other than finding the queen.
I got an earlier start this afternoon looking for the queens and found them!
Boy was I tickled
. If I would have read your article before I went out I probably wouldn't have had any trouble yesterday. Today went a lot better. I decided to take a flash light to help in looking in the cells for the eggs. In the hive that I have been having a lot of trouble with, I still could not find any eggs. In the other hive the flashlight helped me to see the eggs. Once I found eggs, I went ahead and found the queen fairly fast.
One last comment, your articles really help.