I am having a tough time with new bees from swarms and cutouts this spring. Usually I find the queen right away and put her in a queen cage for a couple days.
I didnít want to do that this year so I have not been adding brood to swarms, shutting up the hives or adding excluders. Have been feeding the swarms 1:1.
Usually leaving me in a day or two.
What is everyone else doing?