I'm installing 2 new hives this year. Generally, bee keepers use a mixture of sugar and water to feed new bees. However, I have full frames of honey from my other hives that are excess to my needs. I am thinking of providing these this excess honey to the new bees.
If I do this, are there any disadvantages? How many frames would I need to establish a new colony?
FYI, I live in Northern California and there are a ton of flowers in bloom, so gathering nectar is not a problem right now. The new bees just need a little head start.