Hive 1: I've had this hive 3 years now. I re-queened it last spring. When I opened it up last week, I only saw honey and pollen; the whole brood box was filled with honey - no brood or eggs. It has 1 brood box and 1 super. I was wondering if it needed another brood box before I add the super (so maybe they can get brood)? I couldn't find the queen so I'm not sure if she's still there. I'm thinking I might need to re-queen the hive again this year. Or perhaps it might be better to just split Hive 1 between hive 2 or 3. (I had a swarm on my fence a couple weeks ago, and I'm thinking it might have been my hive.) I've been feeding it 1:1 sugar water. Any opinions?
This is the 1st year for hives 2 and 3. I installed hive 2 and 3 last week and checked them both yesterday (Saturday). I'm also feeding them both 1:1 sugar water.
Hive 2: They have released the queen and I found her easily. They only have part of one frame with the comb built.
Hive 3: They released the queen but I couldn't find her. They hardly have any comb built.
I'm thinking I'll wait another 10 days before I check to see if there is any comb/brood built. Perhaps I'm rushing it a little. 2 years and it seems I've already for gotten the life cycle.
Thanks for any help/ideas,