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".
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?
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?
These girls are really gentle, and I dont want to do anything that would change that.
I am sure I will have plenty of questions in the future, but as for now, I can't wait to sit back and watch them do their thing.