We did not see Queen Alessandra, but we weren't really looking for her. It is obvious that the colony is growing and we know she is inside one of these busy inner frames laying eggs.
I have to look in the reference books and ask a lot of questions (thank goodness for Melissa) to figure out what I'm doing. I listen to webinars while I'm ironing! I feel I only know 10% of what there is to know about bees...but I am just LOVIN' it!