New here and to beekeeping and looking for reassurance I guess! I picked up two 5-frame nucs a week and a half ago.
One was more active than the other but both had a queen and capped brood. One even had some honey.
Today was the first time I was able to open the hives due to lousy, rainy weather and there was a big difference between the two hives. One was very active - lots of bees on seven frames, lots of comb, etc.
The other looked like it hadn't grown at all. It was still limited to five frames. Although there were bees present and freshly capped brood, it just looked downright still compared to the other.
Do I have anything to worry about yet or what is your best advice? I'm loving this!
Greg - Vermont