My colony has been very slow to build up this year. One reason could be the weather - apart from an exceptionally hot but short spell of weather, it has generally been colder in the Spring this year.
Another reason could be that I may have done a shook swarm too early - insufficient brood followed by poor weather.
Now in the 3rd week of May the colony has started to build up, and I have a lot of capped brood. And hopefully the colony will soon be large enough to start sending some of the ladies upstairs to the super.
I can’t see any drones, and there is not a single capped drone cell. What’s going on ?
I would welcome any views on this