Soooo, today on my almost 2 week old hive, the top feeder was empty and I was going to take it off to clean it a bit and then put it back on Sunday.
So I did that and put the inner cover on instead. I saw a bee that looked "confused" on the feeder and let it crawl onto my pointer finger. It looked like it was squirming, and then I realized it was trying to sting me, and then *POW*, I felt the sting and the pain.
At least now I don't have to worry that I might have been allergic.
I do have 2 questions,
does anyone else have a top entrance on their hive? like a little notch in the inner and outer cover.
Also, is it okay to have the feeder off until Sunday on a brand new hive that's still in the process of drawing out comb? Or should I put it back on tomorrow? So far, the bees have gotten about 1-2 gallons of syrup or around 13 lbs of sugar. It looks like it may rain the next 2 days as well.