I started a nuc with a new queen and some brood and nurse bees from another hive. This was about 2 months ago. I check them about once a week. I saw the queen today, but only about 4-8 larvae. THe bees don't seem to be drawing out the comb either. There was some capped brood. I can't see the eggs, never have been able to. There may be eggs, but I can't tell. Any ideas?
Imagine a very small grain of rice balanced on its end. Now, with the sun over your shoulder hold the frame so that the sun shines down into the comb. You should see those little grains of rice centered in the cell. Also look for the later stage of the larva laying on its side in a small pool of white milk like substance (royal jelly).