Today is April 7. Monday evening and Tuesday morning of April 1, 2013, in freezing weather I installed three three-pound packages into three top bar hives. At the same time, I released the queens once the bees had been shaken down into the hives. The freezing-temperature installations were all three an absolute nightmare with every going wrong, e.g., bees flying anywhere, everywhere, etc. They did finally settle down that evening and clustered under my top feeder, BUT I have never felt/been SURE that the queens were in the hives and alive.
QUESTION: For two day, all three hives have been bring in some pollen, not loads but some. Does that mean that I definitely, absolutely, 100% for SURE have a queen bee in ALL three hives?
Thanks, Worry Wart