Well, this situation continues to confound me. 11 days after introducing the new queen to my apparently queenless colony (and I now am virtually certain that it was queenless) I did an inspection with our local inspector who is also sort of a neighbor.
I had added another medium several days after introducing the new queen on the assumption that, with a strong honey flow in progress, she would get to work immediately and fill both boxes with brood quickly. This was not the case; the bottom box is (was before actually) nicely drawn but the vast portion of visible brood was drone. There was a very small amount of capped worker brood but the drone brood was far more numerous, totally dominating the faces of some frames. We suspected that the queen (the 2nd of the season) may have been killed or seriously impaired. We did find her eventually and she looked perfect aside from the fact that she was wandering seemingly aimlessly on an outer frame with no visible attendants (no smoke); nicely shaped, no damage or visible injuries. ????? Also, the 2nd box is completely empty. The inspectors suggestion was to give her another week and see is she starts to lay more worker brood. Any thoughts?