Ok... Since this is my first hive ever, please excuse my ignorance or impatience...
Ive place the feral hive I got sunday in my observation hive. They have been there almost 3 days now and not so much as a speck of comb being made on any of the 5 frames. They are eating the syrup and Im feeding them some of their own honey. They are going in/out like crazy.
Someone suggested that they need to be in the dark to make the comb. I leave both sides of the OBS hive uncovered.
Im concerned that I didnt get or killed the queen but someone also said that they wouldnt hang around if I didnt get her.
Has anyone ever ran into this problem before?? Man Im getting nervous - I dont want this hive to die on me.