Hello and thanks for the replies. I now see the basic logic re: how long to feed w/ sugar h20, which I will sweeten.
..., feed until the quiet taking it or until they have atlest 1 deep drawn out with comb or 2 deeps thats up to you.
One follow question which may be obvious.. but when you say "at least 1 deep drawn out" .... are we talking about all 10 frames (or most of them) or one frame.
There is so much to learn, including how to mine the forums for the information I need. Yesterday I did search the forum are read up on robbing behavior -- it was still difficult to determine what was going on at my hive but now I believe it was just a bottleneck at the door. Things are much calmer and more orderly today -- with the entrance reducer on the larger opening.