First season beekeeper here, I am very worried about my split that was doing very nice since June. They fully populated two deep boxes, a lot of honey and some pollen.
Last Saturday during the inspection, I did not find a single egg in the entire hive. There was a lot of capped brood, open brood and very young larva but no eggs. No queen cells either. I couldn’t find the queen. A week ago, eggs were everywhere – is this hive in trouble? How do I check the hive to locate the queen?