So, here is my bee keeping story as briefly as possible:
I bought two nucs this spring and installed them in two hives in my backyard. Hive A took off, with new eggs/brood. Hive B, after two weeks had no eggs or larvae. I contacted the apiary where I got the nucs and no problem; they mailed me a new queen for Hive B which I installed and all is good there. Hive B is doing well.
4 weeks ago, Hive A, which had been doing really well, swarmed. A few days ago, I checked and there are open queen chambers, but I cannot find a queen and no eggs/brood/larvae. So, I have ordered a replacement queen which will be here next week.
So, here is my plan: I am going to check again this weekend and see if I can find a queen in Hive A, or if there are any eggs/brood/larvae. If there isn't, I am going to assume that the hive did not successfully re-queen and install the new queen when she gets in. If I do managed to stumble across a queen or eggs/brood/larvae, then I assume they have successfully re-queened. If this is the case, can I start a new hive with my new queen and some frames from my strong hive, Hive B?
And advice would be so appreciated since I really don't know what the hell I am doing, but have dreamed of raising bees since I was a kid.
Thank you in advance.