I am new to the beekeeping and TBH this year. Over the past two weeks, I have noticed a decline in activity and have diagnosed the loss of the queen:
1. No brood
2. Very little honey
3. Lots of drones
4. Decreased activity
5. Few and scattered drone cells
6. No queen cells
I have gotten advice from several Langstrom hive experts on what to do.
A. Just let the hive naturally decline and try again in the spring
B. Get a fertilized queen now and feed the bees lots and lots of syrup (about 100 lbs!); get rid of the laying worker by moving the hive and clearing out all the bees
C. Find a nuc and try to install the new bees
I am willing to try any reasonable approach but have gotten advice from only beekeepers not into TBH.
Any advice will be appreciated.