Finally....... Bought 2 established hives from a local beekeeper in our club, and moved them last night. They are both about 65 to 75 percent drawn. Can't tell you how excited I am to have started our "Beeyard".
Way to go! Glad for ya.
Now I have a couple of questions. I know that you shouldnt go into the hives too often, but he said I should feed them. Should I wait a few days before going back into them, or should I go ahead and feed them, and then leave them alone?
I'm guessing the nectar flow is going strong in Texas? I would ask a local Beek if they are needing feed. What did the guy you bought them from say?
Question number 2. They have Frame feeders already installed. I have read about drowning the bees and was wondering if I put a couple of shipping peanuts into the feeder, would that help, or would that harm the bees?
Adding some floating material certainly won't hurt. Lots of different opinions on this topic. Feel free to try different things and learn. A search of the forum will pull up lots of info/suggestions on this.