I have two hives and both have two deeps and a medium. I'm feeding both of them, but hive #1 hardly takes any while hive #2 is on its 4th refill (quart baggies). Hive #1 doesn't look to hot. It has barely any brood and some of them are sunken to the sides. Very spotty. I took a stick and swirled it around in the cell and all I got was white watery paste. No strings. There are no larva or eggs. I did find the queen and some varroa mites. I don't treat and my bees are Russians. There are about a few hundred bees and no drones. There is plenty of honey on the outside of the brood nest and in the medium (it is full). Plenty of pollen is also in stock, but all of the brood frames are empty except the cresent of honey at the top. What's happening? They were very strong 2 weeks ago when I last checked. So full of bees that they would roll off the frames. Hive #2 is doing well. There are eggs, larva, and a fairly tight brood pattern. I didn't see the queen, but I'm not worried. They have honey and pollen as well. The bottom deep is mainly pollen and there is no brood down there, only in the top deep. There are about the same amount of mites but there are a handful of drones and thousands of bees.
I realize that they are downsizing for winter and the queens are slowing down, but something must be wrong with hive #1. What should I do? Hive #2 also has larvae sunken to the sides/bottom of the cell-what is this? Thanks, all help is appreciated.