One of the pictures has a torn down superscedure queen cell, right? If that's true then who tore it down and why?
One shows really spotty brood that looks like it is all drone cells (I shook the bees off of the frame for the picture)
Then one shows some larvae that I am wondering it is being capped or what.
This hive is active throughout the day. I have been feeding pollen patties and syrup since August.
I suspected that it was queenless but the worker population does not seem to be declining?
Thanks for whatever help you can offer
I have Russian/Carniolians and they seem to keep the population down most of the time in my climate, at least thats what I think happens. I have pollen patties and syrup on them since August. Last week I though I observed a lot of orientation flights going on around all three of my hives. By the way all three of them seem to keep the populations low (two R/C and one English Buckfast). I seems like a roller coaster to me, whenever I think a hive is queenless or hopelessly under populated I find brood or see young bees. Its kind of nerve racking but I enjoy the triumphs!