I have two Buckfast queens coming in late April. I am concerned by the time the queens will have reared their first bees, the honey flow will be gone, as I remember it fading in June. How many bees should I give these queens to ensure I won't have to feed them during the dearth?
I started a package last April 14th. They took 1:1 at first...then they just used the flow...but when the heat hit I had to feed them again. Make sure to close the entrance as all the others are gonna want to steal the 1:1 from them.