My friend Deb took the photos, and I took video. But my video came out all blurry (grrrrr) and Deb wanted to clean up her pictures a little. But she was willing to give me these for starters, so I can ask other beefolk about what I'm seeing. (Click the photos to see them larger)
This was bar No. 7, which is as far as I got (it started thundering and the bees were getting anxious). In other words, there were six bars closer to the front of the hive that I didn't get to. Bars presumably full of brood. I hope! (Twelve bars total were built out.)
But really, I can't tell what brood is supposed to look like. And when I look closer at the bees, as below, I still don't know what I'm seeing.
See that one bee close to the center with her kiester in a cell? Is she a new bee coming out? Or is she a worker laying eggs (my main fear)? She doesn't look like a queen. Or does she?
Beefolk, what do you think?
Edit: The consensus from the Organic Beekeeping group is that the top photo is indeed a good, solid pattern of capped brood (babies). Which means I do have a queen! Hooray!