This is my second year beekeeping and I installed a new package about two weeks ago. (My first year’s bees did not make it through the Massachusetts winter
I have done a couple of checks, spotted the queen both times but I am not seeing any capped brood yet. I am feeding sugar water and they had been going thorough it really fast- a gallon in just a couple of days! When I checked today I found the feeder was jammed so they have been without sugar water for a couple of day and the bees were really agitated. I was stung 3 times through my socks and one bee got into a small space where the zipper of gear was open and stung my chin. I do not think we have much nectar flow here yet. Is being without sugar water for a couple of days enough of a reason for the bees to be so angry? I got stung more today than I did in all of my first year of beekeeping! Also, should I be seeing capped brood by now? The package was installed April 2.