On another post I did everything wrong and bought two nucs with out inspecting them with the "big time" beekeeper. I got two nucs with lots of capped brood and no queen, or evidence of eggs, small larva but just older larva and capped brood in BOTH NUCS. Guy gave me reasons right after I got them home but no recourse since he had my money and no offer to replace or help.
One hive was weak with no foraging bees only ones that would run off the entrance board and fall to the ground. I boxed them back into the nuc and set them to the side. Lot of brood in the box and hatching bees but too late. Guessing deformed wing or pesticide after talking with Texas A & M Apiaries. Brood hatching so just too late to save. I cleaned up the box with Clorox and left out to dry and cleaned all my equipment.
The other nuc is strong with couple frames of capped brood and lots of bees no queen or evidence of one.
Lessons learned on what not to do when buying bees.
What I need now is a queen for the strong hive before the capped brood hatches so I can learn from my misadventures and have my bees too.
No one around Houston has any queen afaik.
WHO SELLS HYGIENIC BEES THAT I CAN ORDER OR PICK UP A LAYING QUEEN FROM asap?