I know this hive had a queen 3 weeks ago but now that I look at the brood I wonder if it is what it looks like when there are laying workers. Does the capped brood look bullet like?
I know they have tracheal mites/ varroa. I put some menthol in the hive today. But I was unable to find the queen and the hive does not have enough stores for the winter.

any advise would be helpful. I just want to be able to over winter this hive.

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