I had hoped that I had gotten all my accidental queen killing out of my system last year... I really hoped that... but when I inspected all my hives today I found that wasn't the case. Pulled a frame out of one hive that had the queen on it, was looking for eggs, when off she flew... where to I have no idea... no eggs in the hive either... I'm going to wait a day before doing anything to see if maybe opening that one up prompted that young queen to go take a mating flight and return back home afterward... I'm not going to hold my breath... One hive from a trapout was obviously queenless with probably one worker laying drones... but overall there were still plenty of bees and resources left, so I gave them a frame of eggs just to see if they can rectify the situation. Another hive, last years' boomer which isn't booming this year thanks to me having to pick on it so much this year to take frames of eggs had no eggs or larva, but plenty of capped brood and two capped queen cells on the same frame... still has plenty of bees but now I'm sore that this hive will basically produce nothing from the main flow... Finally, a swarm that's just a few days old had no eggs, but the new bees built unbelievable amounts of queen cups... which made me worry that maybe the queen didn't make it and they are desperate to get a new one... so I gave them a frame of eggs, and added another box to the hive since the hive also seemed crowded... either they'll swarm, or they needed the eggs to make a new queen, or neither and it was a wasted excercise. Then I have one final hive that is really worrying me, it wasn't slimed yet but there were beetles everywhere in that hive, I killed 5 on one frame and missed 4 more... there are 4 frames of bees but the bees don't seem to pay any attention to the beetles... so even though there are beetle eater's in the hive, the bees aren't chasing the beetles into them. Maybe it's better if those genetics die out anyway... but I think to start with I'm going to move them into a better position to get more sun.