So for those that read my other post or havnt here is a quick recap. New package of bees. Install went well. Came back to marshmellow the queen and cork got stuck couldnt get it out so direct release insued after 4 days of being with the hive.
Now It has been one week since install and 4 days since the queen was released. Good news is queen spotted and laying eggs. 5 frames drawn out to at least 3/4. I see bees bringing in pollen constantly. I went through each frame just to see what was going on since these are my first. No problems that I saw and bees were gentle. No smoke either. I do wear a jacket,veil,and gloves. A few bees crawl around on the hood and I think they would like to sting me if they could. Those few dont seam happy like the rest are. One thing I did notice is the frames are filling up with either syrup or nectar. I am still feeding them. I didnt see any capped cells of any kind that I recall. The question is will the bees continue to fill frames with syrup so much that the queen wont have a place to lay? Then they swarm. There is a maple bloom here but there is also usually a streach between the next flow of black berry. So is there a way to tell if they are packing away nectar or syrup. I was told that during a flow they will not take syrup. Then seconds later I was told they will take syrup during a flow so much that they will make themselves honey bound and swarm. So a little guidence would be great here. Thanks for the help.