It has been 3 days since I install my new pkg of bees in their hive. Was going to check and see if the queen had been released today but didn't get home in time. Did pop the top and make sure the feed had sugar water in it which it did and the bees were feeding. A good sign I take it.
I was watching the bees come and go didn't see any pollen coming in yet. Did see bees exchanging something mouth to mouth have no idea what that could have been. Water or nectar maybe?
Anyhow I would really like to know what goes on in a new hive. I know they should be building comb since there wasn't any. I know they have been housekeeping. I feel so sorry for the bees trying to fly off with their dead. Kind of sad. Have the time the dead is too heavy and they both fall to the ground but the live bee still keeps trying to fly off with the dead bee. Very determined. Really have to admire that.
Is there a book that will detail what order bee set up a new hive in? Would really love to read it.
Please direct me if you can. Have tried searching but to no avail.