Basically we got 2 packages of bees. They arrived in fine condition. This is our first time experiencing packaged bees. We put the bees in 2 hives at the same time according to the instructions that I found on youtube.com. Originally they were 30 feet apart, before moving them to the bee yard next to each other, one hour after introducing the bees to the hives. Within 48 hours one hive seemed to have 3/4 of the bees and the other hive had only 1/4 of them. We've been feeding the bees and they've been taking the sugar water as instructed. 2 weeks later I went in to check how the queens were doing. One hive with now barely 2000 bees has a laying queen and she is fine, just low numbers. The other hive with about 15,000 bees is queenless with no eggs being laid at all.
Any suggestions on what happened and what we should do?