queenless colony…I think
I have a small group of bees that surfaced in a bee hive I had sitting in the backyard a few weeks ago. I added a couple frames I stored over winter and gave them some sugar water to help strengthen the hive.
I inspected the hive today. It's still not a lot of bees (couple hundred or so). But they clearly live there. I saw no signs of a queen or eggs being laid.
I also so a number of hive beetles. I'd like to get this hive strong and thriving.