I have this hive. It was my first one and I think it swarmed and then the rains came, I use an upper entrance and well I ended up without a queen and the hive population was dwindling.
I put two frames of eggs and brood in the hive and they made queen cells.
I received a swarm and dumped it in.
The hive is down to one 9â€ deep now.
It sits on another box with foundationless frames. I hope they will build down and I can get the queen to go down onto the foundationless frames.
Now this is the problem. There was no queen in the swarm I added in and they are getting along fine now. But the bees are filling all the remaining cells with nectar and I am afraid when the queen emerges there will be no where for her to lay and then this group will abscond.
Any ideas? Comments?