Spring Problems?

We opened our hive today and found sevearl frames with sealed honey but no brood activity. I am presuming this means we need to get a queen into the hive pronto.

We also cracked/separated the top bar on one of the frames. How do we deal with this? It is one of the frames with honey in it so I don't want to pull on it really hard and have it fall to pieces in the hive.

Also, we are wondering if we can switch frames into another hive box as the box we are using as cleats in it to separate the frames and it is a real pest to deal with. Is there a good way to do this?


We are still trying to figure out what is going on in this problem hive. The bees have moved all of the honey up in to the top box. Most of the frames in the bottom box are now empty. There is only a small patch of brood.

Any suggestions on what to do will be appreciated.