I got my first-ever hives as nucs on 4/30. It was inspected about 6/15 or so and found queenless, as I had suspected by the drone brood forming, but nothing else. We took a frame with queen cells out of my other "good" hive and installed it in the problem hive. The next week or so I didn't go into the deep, I just opened up one or two, I think, and it looked like it was so full of bees, so I put it back together and thought I'd better add another hive body, so I added a medium and started feeding them again - not much flow right now. It's been abot another week and they had done vey little in the med I had added, just a scant, scant coating if wax on just a few frames. I went in to all the frames (8 frame hive) and there didn't seem to be much of anything going on. There weren't a lot of brood cells, and there was only one frame of brood. That IS progress, since there weren't any before, but there wasn't a whole lot of honey either. I removed the medium I had put on and fed again.
I am sorta clueless here. I've got BROOD, some, so that means a queen, yes? I did see a few larva next to the capped brood. So that says queen, yes?? So, do injust leave it alone, keep feeding, and see what happens next week? Since there were so few brood, I thought I should leave the medium off, yes? Any directions would be appreciated.
I added the second medium to the one deep because after my check after adding the frame with queen cells, it seemed population had really grown. I may have been wrong.