I am definately a "newbie", I purchase two ten frame hives 2 1/2 weeks ago, I checked them this past weekend and they are still on the same original five frames. "Minimal" if any drawing out of the adjoining frames. I placed them on timber propery I own that has several acres of clover (planted for deer).
I live in South Carolina and the weather has been upper 80's to mid nineties from the first day I placed them. I have two large creeks nearby so I do not think water is a problem.
I have ordered some basic & beginning bee keeping books and video's but have not received them as yet.
A lot of flying in and out of the hives by the bees (they seem active to me), but I would have thought they would be expanding onto adjoining frames by now.
Is it ok to feed them in the summer? I see articles that mention feeding in the early spring, late fall & winter, but nothing on feeding in summer months?
Should I try and feed them now? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!