last week i checked my bees and became very discouraged.
it was the last week in april when i got my first and only bee hive started, since then i have felt like there has been a problem with them but it wasnt something i could fix dispite my posts to this site seeking advise.
i had two deeps, one drawn and active and one absolutly ignored(for like 6 or 7 weeks) it was very frustrating. so last week i mixed up the frames in the two deeps sort of randomly without following any particular order or recommended procedure, purely out of defeat and utter confusion. the next day i found a dead queen on the ground in front of the hive.
i figured i rolled her the previous day and felt like i had been delt yet another blow to the groin.
today i checked them and fully expected to see the worst,instead i found that most of the frames are fully drawn and contain good stuff of all types
i also found a live queen, this time i will mark her because im not sure if its the old queen or not. the only down side was, i found three or four queen cells in various stages all on the bottom of the frames. should i do anything about these or just leave them alone? i think ill just let them be since none of my management techniques have done any good so far. if it all goes to hell next week, a least i had one good day of beekeeping!