Good Morning guys - School is out! and the weather has changed...too hot...but maybe that will change too..anyway I checked my hives yesterday and saw that some of the bees had not even started pulling comb in the supers I put on a few weeks ago, but they were up in there. The clover is just now really blooming...everything is late because of the cold and rain this spring. But my main problem was...I had a hive that had NO brood and not many bees. I did not see a queen at all. So I combined it down to one hive body and combined that with the little hive I saved a month ago from the rob out. That little hive is making a comeback. I have brood in there now, and I saw my queen. Next problem...I had another hive that had a lot of bees, but NO brood anywhere. I did NOT see a queen and it looks to me like they swarmed, but the new queen did not make it back to the hive. I bet that is what happened to my other hive because of the cold and rain. But this hive had a huge supercedure cell on one of the frames, and my question to you guys should I just let it be and check on it later or go ahead and get a new queen to put in that hive now? This has been a rough spring on the bees. I bet they are just now packing nectar away in their hive bodies before they move up into the supers. I did have to add a super to one of my hives, and I happen to be out there when one swarmed. We are getting ready to go out and TRY to get it this morning. It's pretty high up in a tree and we will see what we can do.