I’ve had a Flow hive for a year and decided on a 2nd. I did a split 4 weeks ago, taking 4 frames from Hive 1, including eggs, grubs, capped brood, honey, pollen. It’s been busy ever since and today I did a check for queen cells.
It’s well populated with bees and the empty frames I put in are filled with comb and has lots of honey and pollen. There is only one outer frame that is not fully waxed yet, it’s probably 80%. One of the older combs I put in is blackened and mostly vacant except for 20% honey along the top. It was one of the original nuc frames from a year ago and I’ll replace it once I’ve got more frames assembled.
It has capped brood but I could see no eggs and no queen cells. It seems they didn’t make a new queen. It’s confused me that there is still capped brood after a month.
It looks like I need to buy in a queen.