On one of my hives that I got about 7 weeks ago, it is doing fairly well but I have not yet noticed a good pattern. Very spotty.
Today, I saw only a few larger larve and some capped brood but not much and it was spotty too. Also lots of honey in the brood box, but still plenty of places for the queen to lay.
I have been wondering the last couple of weeks if I should replace her and figured that likely after today if I still saw a spotty pattern, I would think hard about replacing..
My other two hives, one that is fairly strong and the other that is out of a nuc about 4 weeks ago, are both building comp and making honey and laying eggs. So, while we are not in a flow, they are definately making honey. A flow is being planned for in Sept.