What's with the queens?
So, I proceded to go down into that hive. I skipped the top brood box since it looked from above to be mostly honey. In the other two boxes, I found a lot of capped brood, generally good pattern, but only a few larva and again, though she is marked, no queen. Again, there were many, many bees and I could have easily overlooked her. Still, has the heat wave shut the queens down? Are we going to have to requeen again in the spring? Certainly, it's too late in the season right now.
The bees continue to work on cleaning out the several frames I have in the little nuc. They must have been working on this all week while we were gone.
Bees are also working the prairies. They're in full bloom right now. The bees don't seem to be on it as much as I'd think, though, with so many flowers blooming.