Yesterday we opened up our newly established top bar hive (May 21, 2017) to look for the queen, having been unsuccessful in two previous attempts. We thought if we found brood it would be a positive indicator. We're not sure what we found.. it doesn't look like brood, or I should say what we think brood should look like. The location of the filled cells is where brood might be located. We noticed a lot of worker bees with their heads buried in cells..
I've attached a photo in hopes that more experienced beekeepers can tell us what story the photo is telling us with regard to the state of our hive. Many thanks in advance.