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Is my queen a dud? What to do?

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I am a beginner, started a hive on May 17th with a marked queen (bright green on her back), the bees freed her on May 20th, there was a swarm that afternoon and I have not been able to find a marked queen or any for that matter, although the hive did fill out 3 frames of comb and I did find a few larvae since then. It seems to me that it is mostly if not all drone comb and is scattered randomly throughout. Not sure what to do, get a new queen, start over? It has been about six weeks and the hive does not look any bigger. I am new to this and any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, I took some pics of the frames but I am getting an error message when I try to attach them.


note: I have the bees in a 10 frame hive with 10 frames in the bottom with an empty hive box on top with a mason jar feeder in it (sugar/water 1:1 ratio).
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