Frankly, I feel sick....my stronger queen is gone with half the hive....there is no brood in the hive....it's dying unless I can get a queen in there ASAP. I am suppose to call David at Long Lane tomorrow morning to see what he can do. From my best guess, I believe she swarmed about 3 weeks ago.
Now for some good news. My East hive is going strong with lots of brood in various stages. I placed the honey super on the hive this past Tuesday when I got stung on the face, and they have honey comb drawn out on every frame and are filling it with honey. I snuck a pinch of honey off of one of the capped sections from the brood chamber and boy was it good....a sweet reward on a bad day.