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Is it typical for there not to be many eggs this time of year? I needed a frame of eggs for my queenless hive yesterday so I opened my large good hive. I had a hard time finding eggs! There is mostly honey everywhere , population is way up and they are working very hard . It's a large super and 2 mediums so it's 3 levels tall

Bottom box had 60% honey with pollen and scattered capped brood with a few of the tiny rice lookin eggs
The other 2 boxes are almost all 100% honey

I'm used to seeing a lot of capped brood together

Should I be alarmed and what steps should I take?
 

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Yes you should. I guess your bees will swarm out soon.
 

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Or already did. Once it's at this point it's a hard train to stop. Hoping for the best and planning to deal with the possibility of queenlessness may be the best course of action. Unless it is lousy with swarm cells in which case you might want to remove most of them to prevent virgin afterswarms. Good luck.
 
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