I’ve done some research and can’t really find an answer, so I thought to ask my trusty Flow peeps. Last week when inspecting my new package hive (which was installed April 27), I found two supersedure cells. They were uncapped, but relatively large and the bees were going in and out of them. There was not a lot of brood, and my eye is not yet experienced enough to find eggs or the queen herself. There was young larvae and capped brood, so they had all stages, just not as much as I had expected. There is a little bit of pollen going into the hive, and they have some stored nectar and pollen. I also gave them a frame of honey and pollen/nectar from my other hive during last week’s inspection.
So my question is this: how often should I check on those supersedure cells? I want to see if they need a frame of brood from my strong hive (they are doing AMAZING, by the way… overwintered beautifully) but I don’t want to disturb them too much if they are trying to raise a new queen. Should I go in to take a peak tomorrow? Or leave them for another week?