Hi All, We are new to beekeeping. Installed our first package about 5 weeks ago and all has gone really well. We have been inspecting weekly and most frames are about 65% drawn. We have seen the queen active, lots of eggs, brood, capped brood, a small percentage of drone cells (some capped), clearly there have been many newly hatched bees and the old cells have new eggs. There appears to be a constant flow of pollen. Our only concern is that it appears that very few cells have nectar in them. We have feeders as well which have hardly been utilized. Clearly the hive is doing well, but is there any reason for concern? We live in Seattle and have had an unusually cool, cloudy spring - high temps in the mid50s with a handful of days in the 60s. Lots of flowers in bloom…
We have an 8 frame Langstroth deep with foundationless frames. The two outer frames have the least amount of comb - maybe 15%-25% drawn and nothing in them at all.
Any suggestions or do we just stay the course trusting that, since they are doing well they must be getting what they need…?