First time beek here. I installed my package bees into hives April 18. Hive 1 seemed to being doing better at first, foraging more actively, feeding from their feeder a lot more, and building comb faster. However, they haven't built any more comb since my last check on them, and I don't see any eggs or larvae. I'm guessing I lost the queen somehow, as I haven't been able to find her. Here are pics from the inspection (sorry about the blurriness - hard to take them one handed): Hive 1
On the other hand, hive 2 seems to be doing great. They have caught up and and far surpassed hive 1's comb production. They have larvae, and what I assume is capped brood. I didn't see their queen this inspection, though I did a couple of weeks ago. I did see some mold under the lid and on the front inside of the box, which I hope isn't a problem. Pics: Hive 2
If anyone sees the queen in these pictures please let me know. I don't have trained eyes yet to find her, but from the looks of it she is alive and doing fine.
I'm pretty sure hive 1 is passed the point of no return unfortunately, but if anyone has some advice to recover them I'd appreciate it. If not, maybe I can get a swarm to put into it, or see if hive 2 splits.