We started our first beehive two weeks ago. It was a nuc installed into a langstroth. We've been feeding them sugar water and they've been in one super.
Today my wife noticed a group of bees fly by our back porch today and was worried it was our colony. I checked them when we got home, and there are still many bees in there, but seems to be less. I also couldn't find the queen Like I said, there are still bees in the hive, still honey, still brood (could see the little white larvas).
Is it possible the hive split itself? I hadn't added a new box until today because they still had 3 or 4 empty frames, but given todays action I did add a new box. We've been feeding them sugar water.
Can you comment on this? Did we wait too long to add a box? Is it likely they'll produce a new queen?
Thanks for all of the help. I couldn't find answers to this in another thread but if it's been addressed feel free to link me to that instead of hitting old topics again.