Having never dealt with anything but Italians I have a Carni question. I have three splits I made in July and August with Carni queens. They were given two frames of brood and one of honey and two empty frames. They still only have just those three frames drawn and havent worked on the emptys at all. They produce only just enough brood to not die out but havent increased the population at all. My question is, is this normal for Carni's or not. We still have about two months of golden rod to go. Will they boom up suddenly, or just hoang on till the spring flow. My Italians are booming with brood hatching three of four days a week still.