Re: Installing a package on drawn comb
Lots of folks have switched over to 5:3 syrup. You can use this ratio year-round. An option is to keep a couple of drawn frames in the center for the brood and checkerboard out with drawn and undrawn. Sometimes this stimulates the bees to draw the undrawn a little faster. "Sometimes".
Do not put second brood box on until they backfill the bottom box with brood, nectar and pollen. Keep and eye on it as they do this a lot faster when there is already some drawn comb. When the population starts to increase give em a second box.
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