Minnesota hobby keeper with a question regarding a failing hive. Went into the winter fairly strong, it was a package from the spring, with a low mite count and an sugar board added for insurance. Hive survived the winter and late March I put on 2 pollen patties. At that time there were still full frames of honey remaining, and about 60% of the sugar board was eaten. Third week of April, finally warm enough, I did a full hive inspection and found the number of bees lower than expected. The queen was found and there were a fair number of cells with more than one egg, no larva seen. I moved some frames of honey adjacent to the brood, reduced the hive from 3 deeps to 2, and sugar syrup from a bucket feeder was started. Today, 2 weeks later, the numbers remain low, a few larva are found and a low to moderate number of eggs seen, with about 30% of the cells containing multiple eggs. Did not look for the queen. The bees are bringing in pollen but it looks like this hive will not survive, low number of bees, few larva, and an abnormal egg laying pattern. Any thoughts on what happened? Why is the queen laying in this pattern? I have not found evidence of queen cells with any of my inspections this spring. Just asking those, who are more experienced, to try and learn something. Thanks for any thoughts you have.