First year beekeeper from SW Ohio. Started my flow hive with a deep nuc mid May. After just a couple of weeks I added a medium brood box. Been doing weekly checks and feeding 1:1 sugar syrup with a pail feeder (the kind you flip upside down inside an empty box). Queen is laying very well!
Above is a pic of my set up. I recently added the waterer you see beside the hive. It’s intended to be an automatic outdoor animal waterer, and is tied in to my water spigot. When the water dips below a certain level it’s automatically filled.