Hi all, I've only been beekeeping since May so I'm definitely new at this.
Anyway, this past weekend we opened both of our hives. One looks like it's doing pretty good, but I couldn't find one egg in the other. Not a lot of capped brood either. And then I think I found one of those cells for making a new queen, except it was more roundish, not peanut shape. Plus it was low on the frame, which I read is for swarming? (But that doesn't make sense to me since no queen is present, but what do I know?)
So, I'm suppose to buy a new queen to put in there right? Not let them make their own? How much time do I have?
Thanks, everyone for your help.