Hello. Found one open queen cell mid frame, one capped queen cell at the bottom of the same frame. No visible eggs, no larva, no capped brood. Couldn’t find a queen. Hive light, probably 3 solid frames of bees.
Plot twist – I have a queen coming Saturday I was going to use for a Nuc. Should I search REAL good for a queen, destroy the queen cells, and requeen w purchased queen?
Should I give them a frame of brood from another hive and let them do their thing?
Weather has been garbage here in Portland Oregon, an experienced beek told me there haven’t been many mating flights as weather has rarely been above 70 yet.