I did not see eggs, or capped brood. There must have been some there, they were pulling queen cells from somewhere, right. . . But?
The concerns I had were/are fueled by my inexperience and impatience. I had been reading posts about laying workers/lost hives. Our spring has been cold. And I have a streak of control freak in me which does not mesh well with "natural" bee keeping, which is my goal.
I did buy a queen from a man hauling packages to Denver. A chance meeting. (He was from Apisis Hive, a well respected company in the region).
Anyway, I put the queen in (before I got the comments I might add). She seems to be doing well. I took queen cells off. She seems to but doing well.
I hope I gain more trust in the bees as this adventure moves forward. Do less, learn more.
The more I learn, the more I realize how little I know.