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missing brood

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Have introduced beekeeping to my father in law, and his first year was great. However, into the second year now, one, maybe 2 full hatching cycles. Now there seems to be no brood that is capped over, and most of the cells are open with no new brood in them. Maybe a dumb question, but do queens take a time out when the weather gets hot, or am I sensing correctly that there is trouble in paradise?
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are you feeding this hive? if so is the brood comb filled with syrup, could be honey bound.

are there any eggs? if not may not have a queen

are there any supercedure cells? something could have happened to you queen and they are trying to raise a new one.

look around a little more and see what you can find, hopefully some eggs.

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