I’m hoping for some advice. I’ll lay out the facts below, please respond with ideas. All help greatly appreciated!
We caught a swarm in May this year. They are in a nuc box right now with 5 frames. Activity has decreased since May. They are inside working still, though slowly, and we have seen some not many come and go from the box. At first the comb seemed to be building up very fast, but now it seems to have slowed down.
The frames are foundationless and are not built up enough to remove the frames from the box safely.
We fed them at first and then they stopped eating it once summer was in full swing.
We have no idea what’s happening in there. When you look inside there are still quite a few bees and they are all working on the comb. They are silent though when you tap on the box they give a nice buzz. We haven’t found any dead bees around the hive and inside we can only see waste, not dead bees.
Can someone help me figure out what’s happening and what I should do.
Thanks in advance!