Tonight, I checked what had been my best (among three) hive a little less than a month ago. It had a lot of bees, many frames of capped honey, quite a bit of capped brood, larvae and eggs. Now there are a lot of bees but only about half a frame of capped honey, and no capped brood, larvae or eggs. It had been dry here (NW GA) until a couple of weeks ago, but we finally got some rain. Nothing much is blooming here, but I assume the goldenrod will be upon us soon. Is it possible that the queen simply stopped laying, waiting for honeyflow? This is only my 2nd year beekeeping.