I’m looking for some advice : my problem is one my hive simply does not grow. It is a swarm of local bees we got last year from a sideway cross. So my bees are fine, foraging activity seems normal, although a bit low. In the hives they are on 7 frames out of 12, brood looks good, so we added 5 frames (not build but with foundation) during spring inspection, one month later these frames weren’t built and I’m wondering why they don’t develop, maybe it is an old queen laying less than expected, another explanation is the frame position in the hive: the 7 frames are not centered but are all on the right side, so do you think possible this layout block hive development?
Thanks in advance for your help and sorry for my English