First year beekeeper with 2 Warre hives: one with top bars and one with modified frames. I hived 2 packages on 3/31. Went to remove the queen boxes on 4/5 and found a dead queen covered in a cluster of dead bees in the top bar warre. I initially blamed myself and assumed the queen got too cold since I hived them 2 weeks earlier than I should have for MA. I was planning on ordering a replacement queen for this hive but now I'm wondering if perhaps the hive actually does have a queen. The bees have formed a nice tight cluster on the top bars and they seem to move with purpose at the entrance. They don't seem confused like the many of the books say. Also when I open the hive to feed them they don't sound particularly noisy. I didn't want to disturb the cluster to look for eggs but will do this if you think necessary.