First year bee keeping and not having such a great time. From the beginning the hive has been weak. I started on plastic and thought maybe they weren't building because they came from wax so I switched out all the foundation to wax. Still no new comb. There are eggs and larva but the laying pattern is pretty sporadic and the bees are not very hygienic. The numbers in the hive have dwindled down to maybe two frames worth of bees and no new comb and little honey. I have even been doing some feeding to make sure it isn't an issue of no food no growth. I have came to the conclusion that the queen is rubbish but I don't understand why she wouldn't be replaced by the bees. I am getting a new queen tomorrow though it may be too little too late. At this point I want to just try to understand why what is happening is happening and at least try to get the hive built up enough to maybe make it through the winter.