Hello all and thanks in advance for your responses!
I had two hives die over the winter, presumeably from mites. I ordered two packages of bees to replace them and installed them on May 7th.
I placed the bees in hives consisting of two medium supers of mostly drawn out frames. I did this because I had nowhere to store extra supers with honey in them and if I reduced the hive to one super, it would be full of honey and there wouldn't be room for brood. So, I distributed the honey on the sides and placed drawn comb in the center.
I inspected the hives tonight and found the queen in one hive and three frames of brood in various stages of development. In the other hive, I found only one frame of brood in various stages and could not find a queen. I will look again tomorrow.
I'm thinking that there is probably a queen and that I just couldn't find her or at least there was a queen because there are almost no drones cells being produced. All the capped cells appear to be worker cells. Does this theory hold any water?
Also, I rotated the supers to get the queen to use both supers. Good idea?