Here's my backstory. I have wanted a hive forever and finally took the plunge last year with a single hive. I've spent countless hours trying to learn as much as I can and probably made every mistake possible with my hive last year. Ended up going into fall with declining bee numbers and very little in stores. I couldn't find my queen the last 3 hive inspections and thought I must have smashed her somehow. I've peeked under the lid a few times on warm days and confirmed bees were still alive but didn't know about the queen. Well today I did a full blown inspection and there were 2 frames of goldenrod honey, brood and of course my queen. I couldn't be more excited!