1st Hive check question on pollen
Could someone take a look at this video and lemme know if this looks correct for a first hive check (5 days) after installing a package.
The bees had quite a bit of comb built up in the space where the queen cage was, but there did not seem to be very much pollen at all. I cut out the comb and they had started to draw out a couple of the frames. Just wondering if having very little (or what I consider very little) pollen is normal for this time period.
Also should I be feeding a pollen substitute (aka Patty)? I will be looking in on them again on Sunday and could feed it to them then, I am already keeping them in good supply of sugar water, and they are eating it up like wildfire.
Last edited by jdb1930; 04-24-2008 at 11:28 AM.