« Last post by Captain776 on April 30, 2017, 11:10:13 PM »
Yesterday, full inspection.
I see good amount of capped Brood, about 20 Drone cells but no Queen cells, lots of partially filled cells of nectar, don't see any pollen stored although they are returning with pollen sacks full, very little capped Honey, yesterday was the first day I saw an egg in a cell, but only one. If the Queen should be laying 1000-2000 eggs a day, why don't I see more eggs when doing an inspection?
3 times now doing full A-Z inspection but haven't been able to find the Queen, just my inexperience I guess.
When I see just one egg, I think maybe it was laid by worker not Queen.
When I get to the Frames in the middle where all the activity is and there is still plenty of open cells, shouldn't I bee see more eggs, and larvae, and bees emerging?
I did see many nurse bees with their heads deep into a cell, I assume cleaning it go be used again.
There was room to add another frame, so I added a frame with full sheet of wax foundation and even before that, there is plenty of open cells.
I think I may have a weak Queen, OR MAYBE I am Queenless for some reason.
It is Holiday here today so can't call the bee farm where I got the NUC till tomorrow.
I want to know if they have Queens, what they think, and order my second NUC.