I've already learned a few new things in the last couple of days on this board and some of the pages linked from it. I was wondering if someone could walk me through the normal distribution of food/brood in a hive. I understand that the broodnest is in the center, but beyond that, I'm not sure what I should be looking for to spot anomolies. Like:
- Is it normal for there to be pollen and nectar above or below the brood, or are they normally most of a frame?
- Do drone cells tend to be consolidated on one frame or scattered amongst the broodnest? How many drone cells is normal?
- Are queen cups always located at the bottom of the frame, and if so, does that also mean that any filled cups are swarm cells?
Thanks so much!