So, I installed my bees Wednesday morning, and I made a lot of mistakes (including pushing the cork down into the queen cage). However, even though both of my beekeeping books say to wait a week before going back in, I feel like I need to check on them for two reasons:
1. To make sure the queen is okay, and is out of her cage.
2. To feed them. I'm using a mason jar to feed them sugar water, and something tells me they might be out now.
Whatever I decide , I just want to make sure that I don't do anything to make them kill the queen or worse, fly away completely. The weather is in the 70-80s here in Georgia, and the only time I can do it tomorrow is in the morning around 10am because of some Easter plans with the family.
So, could someone please tell me whether or not it's appropriate to visit the bees so soon after installing them, and if so, if I should feed them and open the hive up to check on the queen, or just feed them to minimize the disturbance.