I am a newbie with a couple of hives trying to figure out if the lack of any real capped brood this time of year is normal. Down here in Texas it has been consistently around 100 degrees. I found my queens and the bees are not starting new queen cells. How many brood frames, if any, should I expect in the heat of the summer? When will the queens start laying again? Should I start feeding to spur new laying?
This is a cool learning experience, but I sure am in the dark. Your help is appreciated. rds.