Hi all New beekeeper here.
I installed a nuc in early December. Yesterday (1 Jan) I did my second inspection and found there were no eggs but the queen was present. There were (larger) uncapped brood, capped brood as well as nectar and a small amount of pollen. No capped honey. I have been feeding them a small amount of 1:1 syrup.
On my first inspection 2 weeks ago, there were still eggs and brood of all stages.
I only have the 1 hive so I don’t have access to a frame of eggs or young brood.
Is it time to order a new queen or should I observe the current one for a bit longer (or is it too late?)
Is it possible that the queen has a break from laying during the extreme heat?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I can provide more info if needed.