Hey everyone! I live in North Carolina and we just had a fabulous weekend for doing a few inspections.
I went in both of my hives one was thriving tons of capped brood, honey, bees, etc...
The other one had far fewer bees and no brood whatsoever. I was not able to find a queen. I transferred a surplus frame of capped brood over to the bad hive to hold it over. Is it possible that the queen died over the winter and the workers have continued living? If so, how? I have a queen on order, if I continue to inject the bad hive with frames of capped brood, will it survive until I can get a queen late March?