Hi All, things have moved quite rapidly since I was given some bees from a chimney that was being demolished in April.
I caught two swarms recently, and was wondering what the time line is for the hive to develop.
I have one hive with top bars only, and the other has some frames with foundation. They were caught nearly a month ago, and the second two weeks ago.
So now I am wondering when I should expect to see brood. They are making comb pretty rapidly now, and there were a lot of bees and er the roof just hangin. Does this indicate that they are getting crowded?
Does the queen start laying as soon as the comb is drawn?