Bees swarmed. Now what? Feed old hive?
I was told to leave the old hive alone for 7-10 days to see if the bees make a new queen. I'm wondering if I should feed them? One thing after another (sickness, rain, wind, work) and I was unable to get into the hives before now. This was my weekend to do it. So I don't even know how much honey might be in there. Thinking I should still open it up and just be careful about queen cells? Or are they already so traumatized due to swarm and enough is enough for now?
I told my dh this feels like rapture. Wonder how they choose who gets to go and who gets to stay.
Zone 7b ~ Central Arkansas
8fr medium equipment