I opened up one of my hives today. A swarm I picked up about 6 weeks ago. It was in a 5 frame NUC and this was the first opportunity I have had between weather and other commitments. I was transferring them into an 8 frame box.
First thing I noticed, not much honey at a time of the year where they should be going gang busters. Fair amount of brood, not a huge amount. About 50-70% of 3 frames out of the 5 with brood mixed capped and uncapped. Pattern not too bad. Didn't see the queen, but I didn't have my usual queen spotter with me. The number of bees was OK for what they had built up. It was early afternoon and a warm, but not hot, day.
What got me though was I did not see a single drone.