Hi, newbee here. We bought the full kit, am building it out, but the bees are coming tomorrow (we’re in southern Michigan and the weather is nearly perfect right now)! Some quick questions:
- The bees are coming as a 3 pound package with a marked queen, not as a NUC, so I’m wondering if I should get some comb starter strips for the frames? And if so, for all of the frames or just a couple of them, or??
Ok, I’ll just start with that question, now back to building the frames out. We have a coach who gave us a pretty good rundown on his approach to starting with a 3 pound package, but any other advice for getting started in a brand new brood box is welcome.