Last Saturday was the first day in a long streak of sunny days with unseasonably high temperatures (it got up to 62 dF, I think). I opened my hive and pulled out some frames from the topmost deep for the first time in 2012. Almost all frames in the top deep were fully or partially filled with capped honey - 2 frames full of capped honey wall to wall, and several others partially full. Bees were very active, but I saw only one forager with a confirmed pollen load. There was one frame where I saw scattered cells of capped brood in one of the corners (the rest of the frame was capped or uncapped honey). In that corner there was also a massive pile-up of bees - not just one spread-out layer, but bees crawling on top of each other. I didn't see any uncapped brood or eggs, and I didn't want to shake off the bees because the wind was too high. Because of the high winds I also didn't inspect the two other deep boxes in the hive. I am concerned about the scatter of capped brood, how little of it there was, and that I didn't see any eggs or open brood (granted that I didn't look very carefully or do a full inspection of the hive). This hive wasn't a booming hive in the fall, but managed to survive the winter, and I'd hate for the queen to fail now. I don't have the time to do a thorough inspection of the hive until the weekend after next, and I don't want to tear apart the hive every other day just because I am anxiety-prone. But I may have time to go and do some quick observations of the hive without opening it - activity levels, temperament and behavior of the bees, how many foragers are brining in pollen, e.t.c. Are there any signs I can look for as evidence that the hive is queenright or is not? I've heard that you can tell if a hive is queenless just by how the bees are behaving, but so far I have never observed the behavior. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you.