I have a pretty weak hive that only has one deep. This is a pretty young hive. It was a swarm I trapped mid July. The queen has been doing pretty well and I inspected today. As I was going through the hive I found very little capped brood and I didn't see any eggs. I had just about decided that I had no queen and then boom, there she was. My only thought is that they are starving. They had very little stores and they just haven't grown very much at all. Is that the problem? When there is no food, does she quit laying? I'm in Texas so I know that I should have a least another month before things start slowing.