Should I smoke and go in again TODAY? Friday?
Central Pennsylvania, USA.
Installed two very healthy nucs Tuesday.
Very full and active 4 frames and 5th getting there on each nuc.
1.5 actual quarts each hive of 2:1 sugar:water each hive.
(2 zip lock baggies each at 75-80% full)
Mentor suggested 2:1.
Thursday smoked and opened top and added two baggies each hive (amounts as above).
Baggies were empty and being cleaned out by bees crawling all over baggies.
Friday just now I peaked inside one hive (no smoke) and baggies looked really low.
Bees crawling all over. I did not smoke and only wanted to peak quickly.
Pretty sure super low only but might be flat empty...
Rainy, gloomy, dark, 50F's each of last days since install. Today the same. 55F. Edit: and rainy today again. Everything is in bloom here and there have been some brief sunny moments when the hives were buzzing and lots of bees outside zooming around nicely.
Should I be going back in TODAY to feed? I wanted to wait and smoke and lay baggies in every other day.
The bees will be ok until tomorrow right? Even if baggies are empty of sugar water?
Plan was for me to feed each two days and only poke around and lift frames one week after install BTW.