I have come out of winter with what I thought was a good looking hive, lots of action at the entrance pollen being brought in ect., but when I did a hive inspection I realized my colony was queenless as I found plenty of honey, pollen and bees but no eggs, no brood, no larvae. Now from what I have gather from hours of searching and reading upon this subject it seems I am in a pickle. I have only one hive so I have no resources to draw from, such as frames of eggs larvae, brood ect to keep the hive tricked into thinking there is still a queen around. My uncle does have hives near by but he has Carniolan and Russian bees. What I need to know is it possible to use frames from his hive? If so do they need to include bees or just the frames of needed eggs, brood ect? I'm just trying to do my best to hold on here till I can get a new queen into this hive...if even possible at this point.
And yes my hive did create a single queen cell but it was never capped.