I just don't get it. I go down to open a hive and make a cell starter to try some grafting. First double deep I open I think is queenless. Capped brood but no larva or eggs. So since I am not sure I put a frame of eggs in it and will see if they start pulling queen cells. Then I go to another double deep with a medium of honey on top. Had a queen before. Not one now. No larva. no eggs, no brood. No signs of swarming, no swarm cells or supercedure cells. lots of bees and empty drawn comb. Put a virgin queen in a queenless hive couple weeks ago. Checked it and no sign of a queen. Although they were a lot more calm than they were before. I was sitting here thinking all hives were queen right. All these hives a tons of bees and good activity. How do queens just disappear like that? Well, on the bright side, I have some deeps with lots of bees that should be more than ready to draw queen cells. We are harvesting about 40 frames of honey saturday. After that, if i get some queen cells drawn, I guess I split out the queenless hives and make splits with all the bees and drawn comb and queen cells. But wait, will they draw the queen grafts if they are not nurse bees?