Hi All, ,
My first season , my first problem?
I have two hives in 2 different locations. Both are new colonies with new Q's this season. When I brought the first hive to my home location, there were bees coming out and forming "beard" , so I assumed there want to swarm , looked inside, there were plenty of them , so I added extra brood box with older drowned frames. I put couple of frames with brood to top box and left hive for 1 week . Week later there were plenty of new brood , good pattern , seemed lots of drone cells, but I was not sure how many is OK(!?) . I added honey super thinking all is well. 1 week later : ,both boxes had brood, but seemed to me a bit patchy (?) , Q seen, plenty of honey and pollen.
2 weeks later -Both boxes plenty of honey, pollen , but only two middle frames in top brood box had brood, no Q seen , no eggs seen. Two frames had what seem to me new Q cells , four cells were open , one I destroyed. Attached the various picks. Sorry the quality not great, still learning. I put titles for photos what I assume is on them -but that's only my assumption.. I just realized I am unable to post pics yet..ANyway , any help appreciated.