if i have nucs that just didnt build up from a spring start do i pinch and add a ripe Q cell, if im not seeing eggs or brood but queen looks good with no flow or is she holding back for some reason , she did fair so far. For next year how can i make sure my new queens are good when you are starting with small number of bees . My thinking was this year that she could only lay as many as she had nurse bees to care for them so didnt look for brood patterns or number of brood now i got some that didnt grow out , thanks