Is Big Legs as good as I thought she was?
Flipping heck! Is this good, bad or just a temporary odd thing? So the brood should have a good pattern to it, with sealed brood (the capped snuff) in the middle of a rugby ball shape or working its way out in concentric circles as it hatches and Big Legs lays eggs in the vacant cells. Pollen is always round the edges, nice and close to the babies.. Have a look at this video - that doesn't look quite right to me. I saw Big Legs after filming this so she's there, and there are eggs. Her brood has looked better than this in the past - like a good Queen... She might have to go and BLT take over... Ruthless times :)