A virgin, or other queen that slipped by unnoticed when you made up the nuc?
Hi Riverderwent, no brood yet till now. They didn't make use of the eggs I gave them, no queen cells at all, I did note from my inspection in my other hives that drones seem scarce already, so maybe they felt there might be no drone to mate the queen even if they make one. I'll wait for the Queens I ordered to arrive and intro it to them. Hopefully with good results since they've been out of Queen for a little more than 3 weeks already.What happened to the nuc? Was there brood when you went back in, or did you successfully requeen?
Yes tanksbees, the Queen that died is already in vodkaDead queens make good queen juice