Hi, all, this is my first time beekeeping, so I'm a bit in the dark still. I have a question about a top bar nuc (that's right -- I said it -- I bought a nuc for a top bar hive) that I installed yesterday.
When I opened my nuc, it was pretty much bursting with bees. The nuc had 10 top bars on it. At least 4-5 of these bars were fully drawn with comb. About 3-4 were partially drawn bars (About 25% - 75% drawn). The last two bars were just starting to be drawn.
The bars were capped with lots and lots of brood. Maybe 80% or so of the comb was capped. Most of these seemed to be capped workers and about 20% capped drones. There was a little pollen, but no nectar or capped honey. What worries me though is that I didn't really see any eggs or larvae. Granted, without glasses, my eyesight isn't the best and it's worse under a veil. So I'm not surprised about not seeing eggs, but I'm a little confused that there didn't seem to be larvae.
My son and I were not able to find the queen, but I believe she is in there based on the way the bees all settled nicely into the hive.
Any thoughts about what is happening here? Should I just wait a week and see if there are any larvae? Or should I do something else?
Thanks for your help!