What do you think of the appearance of this queen's wings? She came in a NUC last month, and with the comb you see. Haven't noticed wingtips with that kind of wear on a queen before, what does it tell us? Several mating flights in big winds???
She had some empty cells here and there at first, and some cells with two eggs the first week she came to us. Brood pattern is solid now with almost every available cell filled with eggs and brood. Laying pattern has improved since the frame below.