I went into the hive today because it was too nice to waste. I didn’t want tot risk not having anymore good weather. When I opened the hive up there were two frames that caught my eye immediately. I picked up one of them and found a bee that looks like a queen. Here’s the clearest pictures.
She’s kind of hiding in the middle of the picture in the second pic.
I put that one back assuming that the bees had requeened and that was that. But then I went to the second frame that caught my eye and saw the queen that B gave me. She was definitely a lot bigger than the other one, because she’s been laying.
So, I don’t know if I’m going to have a swarm, or if I’m going to have a new laying queen soon, or if I’ve completely misinterpreted things and this isn’t a queen at all. I’ve sent these pictures to B, and hopefully he’ll know what to do. It’s just funny that I went from having no queen, to having two. I’ll definitely keep you posted.
B told me to stop feeding them however, so I’ll pause on that for a while. I feel like despite all the feeding, they still have less than what they started out with. I don’t know how that could be though.