This hive has not had many foragers, but when I open the hive the numbers look great. This hive has perplexed me to no end. They hardly ate from the honey frames I placed in there. The bees look otherwise healthy. This hive lost their queen last November and superceded her. Now I am having this trouble again with them.
This is why I decided to introduce a mated queen from Randy Oliver in Grass Valley.(one point worth mentioning here, is Randy Oliver did not have a queen yet for this year. He sold me a queen from last year. He just removed her from a very strong and gentle hive while I was there)
Perhaps I am to late. I do not see eggs or brood anywhere. I will check again next week when it warms up and if all else fails, keep introducing frames with eggs from my other strong hive. I did this once already, but as I mentioned somewhere, I have trouble seeing those darn small eggs. I finally bought a magnifying glass last week, but when I went to use it I noticed I still cannot see very well unless the frames are in the sun. Well, you know magnifying glasses and sun do not go together. I could fry the eggs before I find them.
I appreciate all the help I am receiving on this problem.