I checked my bee hives this weekend and became quite concerned. I couldn’t find the queens and had a hard time finding brood. I am still VERY new to beekeeping, so I don’t have confidence in what I think I’m seeing inside the hives. Combine that with trying to see these tiny creatures through a veil and it’s no surprise I started to worry. After closing up the hives, I went inside and did some more reading and looking at pictures. The next morning I went back out for a quick peak in the weaker hive, and I brought my camera. I took pictures and was able to look at them on the computer and zoom in to see things in great detail. Is the queen in there? Did I find brood after all? Or do I need to order a new queen, pronto….? I think I know the answer.