Two weeks ago I started my first hive by purchasing a nuc here in Southern New Jersey. I transfered them to a 10 frame deep super (Brushy Mtn. starter kit). Every few days a take a peek and fill the feeder if necessary.
One week ago I did an inspection and saw LOTS of capped brood and some larvae. They also built out a couple of my wax frames.
Today I did an inspection and saw A LOT LESS capped brood. Kind of spotty. I didn't see any larvae. I didn't see any eggs, but todays weather is very cloudy and it ever began raining as I was closing things up. So I don't know if eggs were there, but I was just too nervous to see them. (If I didn't check today I wouldn't have been able to for another week.
I also see a lot of nectar, some pollen and some capped honey.
I was thinking that the queen may have died or something, but on the last frame I pulled, I saw her.
How could she be a good laying queen two weeks ago, but now she stinks?
Thanks in advance for sharing your knowledge.