Hi, thanks for the advice.
I live in MI, USA, we are currently in the 40s if we’re lucky most days, 20s overnight. I installed my 3lb package 3 days ago on a nice afternoon in the mid 40s. I checked through the window yesterday and saw bees having lunch under my slightly elevated top feeder. 2 questions:
-when should I check to see if queen was released? I’ve read 3 days (today) and I’ve read a week. today its supposed to make it to the low 40s in the afternoon. in a few days it might make it to 50. Should I care about temps or timing?
-how long will it take them to go through a gallon of 1:1 syrup? There isn’t much of anything to forage and apart from when it does warm up, they’re not really leaving the hive much anyway.
Thanks for any advice.