Opened one of my new hives today that I started from a package back in April. They had been doing well and still appear to have good numbers. The brood pattern was very spotty and I didn't see any larvae. Found the marked queen and she appeared to be healthy. No sign of SHB or anything else that I could tell. I added a frame of brood, larvae, and eggs to them to see if they make another queen. What would make her stop laying or become a poor layer. We have slipped back into a drought again and everything is starting to turn brown with temps approaching 100 degrees.