My husband and i rescued a hive from a home that was being torn down, due to fire. We gathered all the comb and bees and transferred them to a new home. Prior to our extracting them, the owners of home reported that they saw a very Large mass of bees flying around above the peak of the house. However the ones we extracted really only filled a five frame nuk. On observation we noticed that the comb had no pollen, nor any brood. a week later still no brood or pollen, So honestly i was begining to flip. I could see no queen, nor any queen cells. So i was like OK, i took a frame with some brood from my only other hive hoping that they can make a queen. It appears that there was a queen cell that hatched out, however still no evidence of larvae or pollen. i am not scheduled to check until next week. They are storing honey, and weirdly enough the hive is quite docile, so perhaps there was a young queen somewhere, and she had not started laying yet. But anyway here is my problem, it is now august, if my little queen took i think i may have a problem getting enough bees hatched before cold weather, not to food storage. I have already planned on feeding, but what can i do about the lack of bees? I have heard that you might tranfer them to smaller box. They are in a single deep as it is. I live in michigan (central northern area of lower peninsula) If any have advice on how i might nurse this young hive through winter i would greatly appreciate it.