On May 1st I caught a swarm and installed in TBH...gave them 1/4 qt honey & 1 Qt sugar water. It has rained the last 2 days. I have to leave tomorrow for a few wks. Question: If I leave them a qt of honey will they juse it to back fill any comb made..or just consume it? I don't want to leave sugar water since it could spoil if they dont consume it...and I'd have to leave the jar in till I got back. Figure honey wont spoil.
We have elderberry blooming, spiderwort,spanish needle and other flowers. My two hives (langs) have been making comb and storing some honey.
Would I be better off not feeding at all?