Hello World. I'm new to beekeeping and have basic questions.
I have only had bees, 1 pkg + queen, for 12 days now. I've been feeding them sugar water (1:2 sugar:water) since their arrival.
My question is: How long do I need to continue feeding them sugar water? Days? Weeks? Months? And/Or, how do I determine when to stop? And How quickly will they starve or be in trouble if I am away? I will be away for 5 days next week.
Also, I posted a queston re:entrance reducers in the greetings board, please check it out if you want to offer an opionion to that question too.
I'm in Durham NC, weather is getting hot (80o today),
At least some of the bees are coming home with pollen in their pollen sacs -
I went into the hive 1 x to check on/for the queen on found her! This was exciting however I was not able to tell if there was any brood... probably too soon...