Just came in from shaking my third package of bees and doing my day 10 check after queen release on the two hive I started 2 weeks ago.
C2 looks great! Lots of comb drawn out cells filled with pollen bees on every frame and there are single eggs in cells as well as some capped brood. I think it's to early to tell if it's a good pattern. Even found the Queen doing her thing
That was the good news. C1 is another story all together. Only had bees on 4 of 10 frames, couldn't locate the Queen...then I saw what was happening there was a laying worker I moved some bees out of the way and could see eggs_2 per cell, then I watched 3 other workers on another frame backing into cells Kind of felt like someone slapped me! I put the hive back together and went and shook the package into their new home.
Question: Should I do a newspaper combine with the hive of laying workers and one of the other hives? If so which one, the one with the laying Queen or the new package