I have always heard if your bees are carrying in pollen then a queen and or brood must be present. Is this a myth or a truth?
The reason for this question is this post http://www.beesource.com/forums/show...d-I-be-worried. As you can see from the mentioned post the colony is filling cells with nectar like crazy. However I am seeing a bit of pollen on a few frames also, and the pollen seems to be wet i.e. mixed with honey or nectar. Therefore does this mean there is a queen present? I still haven't seen any eggs or any brood. I haven't added any brood to the colony as yet.
I will monitor the colony for another two weeks before I add eggs/brood in an effort for them to draw out queen cells, then. The colony is also very strong with bees all over the frames in the brood chambers and the honey supers.
The question is if your bees are carrying in pollen then a queen and or brood must be present. Is this a myth or a truth?