Can someone please tell me what I'm looking at? This package was installed 4/18. When checked on 4/25 queen was out of cage. On 5/8 I noticed that they were not taking the syrup from the frame feeder. Today was the first inspection. There was adequate (but not great) capped brood present on at least 4 partial frames. It's a little spotty as can be seen in the pics with what appears to be dead larva here and there, dried up and yellowish. A few had small holes in the partial caps.
Is this something to be concerned about? Otherwise they seem to be going about their business with pollen going in, they are a little "hot" as they refused to leave me alone even back at the shed 30 minutes later. I know better than to swat but did it anyway and was rewarded.