I am a new beekeeper living in Montreal with only one rooftop hive. I installed my 4-frame nucleus about 17 days ago. Since then, I have checked the hive twice.The second time I checked, on day 14, there were still no new frames being built up. I spotted the queen, and there is larvae, but I was surprised that they had not started building more frames. The weather over the last few weeks has been half sunny and mild and half raining.
Is this normal? How can I strengthen the hive when I don't have another hive to combine it with? Should I feed them sugar water?
Thanks for an advice!