I was lucky enough to be helped catch my first swarm the other day and all and nice and easily, with the bees looking like they took to their home straight away.
After a drive home, I installed the hive in its new location and left it over night. The next day I added a drop feed at the top of the hive as I don’t have any full frames to give them.
While doing this I noticed that the frames are crooked and must have been moved during transport. They are not just a little off but quite on an angle so I can already tell the bees won’t be drawing straight comb in them.
My question is, what is the earliest I should open the hive to straighten the frames to stop them building too much crooked comb? Should I do it asap or let them be for a week and have the fun first inspection task of fixing all their comb?