Opened and fully inspected my surviving purebred Russian hive yesterday. Unseasonably warm winter in the Northeast with yesterday topping out at 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Tons of honey stores, clean cells, no eggs, brood, or larvae! Massive amounts of bees coming in with pollen, likely from all the maples and willows we have around here. I think the queen was on the bottom of my quilt box, as there was a bee ball clinging there which continued to do so (I was very careful when setting the quilt box down!). Queen did great all summer/fall. I should see signs of laying, right?! I don't usually do supplemental feeding, feed honey only. But I'm thinking of adding some light sugar syrup with an entrance feeder to simulate nectar and jump-start laying? If I do this and no eggs, I'm guessing I'm queenless. I'm guessing I'm actually already queenless. Thoughts?