I am becoming a believer in the article a couple months ago in BEE CULTURE about week hives called "Dinks". I have had one since installing a package back on March 27th. The pkg. came with a few SHBs and have been able to keep them under control. However, after waiting too long for the queen to get in gear -- she was a slow layer and seemed to lay as many drones as workers I requeened on May 18th (killing the orginial queen). The new queen was much larger than the attendants with her. Used a Brushy Mt. requeening frame --removed most of the candy so the queen could get out and then opened the frame three days later. Came back in a couple days and found 3 dead bees in the queen cage ... didn't think they were the queen but wasn't exactly sure. I have fed the hive the entire time since installing the pkg. Today when I went into examine the frames--I had at least a LB. of bees in a cluster on one side of my hive top feeder??? Would you think the queen would be in that cluster??? I didn't find any eggs or fresh capped brood where one could say a queen was present. I've never seen anything like that number of bees in a cluster (if that is the correct way to describe it in a feeder -- at times there might be a few but nothing like a lb. or more of bees. I am about to say "Once a DINK always a DINK". Ideas?? Thanks.