I started with two splits with 1 deep hive bodies per hive. I dropped the hives off to the person I bought the splits from. He placed four frames in each hive,and kept them for about three weeks. I came and got the hives and brought them home April 18th. I did a hive inspection on April 30 I saw the queen in the stronger of the two hives. (I call This one The Jive Hive Due to its paint job) Today I went to see how they were doing on syrup. Jive Hive was dry again. the other hive still had syrup and had mold on the inside part of the inside cover. After sending pictures to Bees In Miami I have removed the feeders from both hives and the inner cover with the mold. (In hopes I can clean it up). The Jive hive had what I thought were queen cells. I noticed one had ripped when I removed the frame. I saw a large white pupa. I took have of the pictures and emailed them to Bees in Miami. After talking about what to do about the feeders etc, I went back into the hive to see actually how many queen cells there were. I have two frames that have two and two frames that have three. They have drawn comb on all frames except frame 1 and 10. The cells are on the bottom of frames and right in the middle of frames. I could not find the queen and with the sun going down I couldn't see eggs. She was in the hive on the 30th.
So What should I do?
Add a second deep to the brood chamber? Let the bees have a queen war?
pull two frames that have queen cells and try to do a split?
I know that I need to have two brood chambers to over winter the bees. Also what is the larvae on the mite board? I saw three hive beetles today.
This is my third week of Bee Keeping! Thanks Hoss