In a previous thread...I wrote how my only remaining hive swarmed on 6/24.
A couple weeks ago I spotted a queen (confirmed by a couple other beekeepers) in the hive.
A week ago I saw eggs in the hive- but multiple eggs per cell (1-2-3-4-5)...the number varied. It was suggested in the previous thread that I may have an inexperienced laying queen and she may be learning how to lay eggs. I have a couple experiences with laying workers...so I was hoping it was not this.
Today I saw only drone brood and no worker brood. So- if there is a queen....she's useless...or it's laying workers This is my only remaining hive and I have no eggs/brood foundation to give to this hive.
When should I shake out the bees and harvest the available honey? They will not make it through the winter and I just plan to start fresh next spring instead of continuing my frustrations and throwing more resources into my last failing hive.
Thanks and I hope others are having better luck (or skill) than me!