At last, after months of prep and reading, I can now start getting the practical experience that will help let me become a beekeeper. We picked up our 2 packages yesterday and hived them in the afternoon. Today, they're out and about and seem fairly content. The fun begins.
Many, many thanks to all of you who share your experience with others on this forum. It has been invaluable for me as I have made decisions and laid out the path I would like to follow with my bees.
Another question, if I may. I am feeding 1:1 syrup via top feeders. I put 2 gallons in each feeder yesterday. I know I should not open the hive for at least a week but I think I can check the level of syrup tomorrow without a problem. Is that correct?