I am a first year keeper: I purchased a nucleus and everything was growing great The bees are more plentiful than ever, then the other week I decided to do a brood check, when I checked I saw a lot of capped brood, but could not see the queen. My eye for eggs has not quite developed.
The queen that I had purchased originally came with a painted marking on its back, but I had observed that the paint had been slowly wearing off.
So when I saw that the brood box had a lot of capped brood and I couldn’t see the queen I wasn’t very concerned at first I thought maybe I missed her and the paint had rubbed off.
this week I decided to check again and there’s still capped brood but far much less, additionally I saw four or five queen cells that were already capped on the bottom of one frame.
What should I do?
It is August 7th 2019 and I live outside Denver Colorado