I'm in ontario. Oct 16, 2022 we lost our only 2 Queens after 30 hours application of Formic. The weather was cold 4-6 Celsius then warmed up to 10-12 C . It was too late to buy Queens none available. I combined the two hives just before the cold hit. It was too cold to check for any new Queens or cells. I've opened it on a nice day twice now to leave a protein patty. The bees are calm and their numbers appear good. There is a wonderful sound coming from the deep. But I'm still worried. I can't check for a queen now. Is it possible I don't have one though they seem fine? We have had at least 2 weeks of weather in 10-12c . Yesterday Nov 23, 2022 and today it's been 8C and the bees are flying around outside the hive. How will I know if I have a queen. I'm going to worry all winter. When can I check for eggs. Will they carry on until spring . Will there be a hive alive without a queen in spring? Will I have time to purchase a queen?