So I checked my hives today following three weeks on the road, and confirmed that one of my hives that I suspected as being queenless with the last check really was.
This was my biggest boomer this spring, unfortunately I think it swarmed (possibly multiple times) and was not able to re-queen for whatever reason.
So, I have a hive with a deep and a medium full of honey. The bottom deep still has some room. No laying workers, but the population is obviously falling as it is getting pretty old.
I have a queen ordered for delivery on Wed. What do you think my chances are of getting this colony back on track? I have some other hives I intend to steal some capped brood from. I was thinking I could split/combine but I only have one beeyard so was assuming all the bees would drift back to the old hive.