Well today after church, I was able to get my husband in the bee yard with me to reverse my hives. Got all of them done, and saw LOTS O BEES! ancing: We just pulled up a frame or two to look for capped brood and it was there. I didn't bother to look for the queen, that was enough proof for me, but I did see her on one frame we pulled up and she was a beauty! I do know which ones I need to split now, and I think next month would be a good time?? I don't think I will be going out there for a day or two because I have one hive that is still mad. I just walked out there to see how the bees have "calmed" down...they all seemed ok, but this one still sent a few out to let me know to stay away. I think they hate me now. I can't believe how those hives have built up and how much brood they had. How would I know if I accidentally killed a queen? I am always afraid I will do that, that's why I just stay out of the brood nest unless I have to get in there for something. I use to think I had to get in the brood nest every week...not anymore! I looked at my journal and just so happens that it was March 22 when I reversed last year. It was middle of April when I split, and it was the middle of May when they swarmed anyway!