It has been about 5 days since we installed a two 3# packs.
We did our first inspections.
Hive 1 looked really good. Plenty of comb coming out and eggs already in some cells. Pollen, syrup. Saw the queen.
Hive 2 saw the queen. Comb seems to be coming out a little slower but ok.
4 queen cells waiting to be capped. 1 cell has 2 eggs ans one has one.
There did not appear to be eggs anywhere else.
I do think maybe the queen had taken longer to get out of the cage. Hive one's candy was gone while hive two's cage had two dead attendants and a lot of candy still in it.
Afraid we opened both hives up twice to compare and re-check things.
We didn't use any smoke since we figured there would not be much for them to gorge on anyway.
Went well I think.
Hive 1 did have a lot of extra comb from where the queen cage was. I only had the gumption to remove on piece that wasn't firmly attached to the foundation?