I have just done a spring inspection of one hive. This was the weakest of the over wintered hives, but still not bad. Outwardly they are active and bringing in pollen. This hive has more drones then the others.
During inspection, I only found capped drone cells, and some cells with larve. I did not see any eggs, nor was I able to locate the queen. I have queens ordered and they will be here this week and there are 9 other hives that are strong for eggs and brood.
Failing Queen or laying worker?
Can this hive be saved?
What is the best method?
Any help or info would be great. Thank you,