Oh great, just what I need, another reason to go look at the bees. ;)
I got back in from the inspection just a few minutes ago. When I look at next week's installment, I need to remember that I started pulling things apart around 12:40PM and got it all back together at around 1PM.
Well, I'm not really all that happy with what I've found. There is very little activity in the upper deep hive body, empty comb, no brood at all and a little honey, but not much (I did reverse the hives bodies about a month ago). The numbers seem to be down too.
I have about 4 frames of honey in the lower deep and 5 frames of brood, maybe a little less. Most of the brood is capped brood. I found about a frame and a half of eggs and very little larvae. I didn't see the queen, but I did spy what I believe to be a supercedure cell, only one. I hope I didn't disturb it. It was close to the middle of the frame about 2 inches below the top bar.
The lack of larvae would seem to indicate that the laying of eggs stopped at one point, maybe when we got that cold snap early in the week. I also wonder if quite a few of the overwintered bees died then as well and that lightened things up.