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Hi all - I am fairly new to beekeeping and the learning curve is steep. I have been at it for a few years and still have much to learn.
I opened my one hive that survived the winter today to put mite medication in and I noticed that there wasn’t any brood in the lower box. I did not check the upper box. There did however seem to be a good population of bees. This hive did have some dysentery over the winter.
Is this something that should concern me and should I re-gueen this hive?
I have fed this hive pollen as I am hoping to split it at the end of the month.
 

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I would think an overwintered hive would have the pedal to the metal. They should be strong by now.
Perhaps there is a stressor or you are in northern latitudes
 

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If there is no brood your split may be difficult to achieve. When there is no brood is the time to treat for mites. Do you see a queen?
 
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