No sign yet of laying queen
I had not seen any pollen coming into the hive so I suspected there was not a laying queen. However, the bees have brought in a lot of nectar so I will have to monitor that closely.
On another blog, I found a link to this short, 2 minute video.
A beekeeper, Steve Ellis, who also works out of California, is joining several other beekeepers and organizations in filing a suit against the EPA to put a suspension on the use of neonicotinoids on seeds. If what he shows in his video is accurate in his accusations, the effect on the bees is pretty dramatic and is worth viewing.