Ten days ago I checked this hive, found the queen and all seemed well. Today, I did not find the queen. There are cells with larvae and lots of capped brood. There are no swarm cells, but along the bottom of a couple frames I found open cups. Are these for queens? If not what are they used for?
The hive is from a nuc installed on May 19. A very full nuc. Ten days ago I added a second super and they are working on it but have a ways to go before it is filled out. Good start on four frames though. Feedback is appreciated. Thank you.