How much syrup should I feed a new swarm that I caught last Tuesday and hived into a single deep with 10 undrawn wax frames?
Started with 1:1 and HBH in an inverted Mason jar feeder on the top board which they were taking slowly. Switched that to a Miller feeder on Saturday with a gallon in it. Checked yesterday and the feeder was empty so added another gallon, just checked again this morning and it's empty again. There is no robiing and nothing coming out the bottom so they are taking it into the hive body - frenzied activity in the crawl space to the feeding chambers - builkt the feeder based on the plans at this site. Have added another gallon but figure I run the risk of them filling everything up with sugar syrup and leaving no laying space. Will open the hive on Thursday and check to see how much they've drawn and if there is evidence of laying.