I just did a hive inspection and no brood! I have/had a mildew issue, and replaced the upper boxes, but not the brood box. Just now replaced the brood box and replaced the frames which were empty and left the ones with some honey.
The blackened (really a very dark brown) frames were where the brood should be. The cells are sunken. Also, did not see any queen cells.
Has anyone seen this? Please advise!!
How long do I have to get a new queen? Does anyone know where to get a new Italian queen?
Thank you, Forum, for any help on this.