Had a non-laying queen, the hive was not thriving. Obtained a new queen, removed the old one. But the bees never ate the beecandy to release the queen. After a while, I pried the the cage off, but all bees inside were dead. Hive seemed to be thriving, which I thought was from the new queen.
Today going through the frames, I found a queen. They must have requeened themselves, and I missed it. I wonder if they killed the queen I got from Beeweaver before it was released.
Now I have a new queen, but unsure of genetics. I live in South Texas, we have AHB here. I have seen feral bees before I got these hives.
Should I remove the queen and try again to requeen???
Is there any advantage to leaving the one I have??? Did not see any eggs, today, but I have a hard time with seeing them anyway.