Need some advice. I installed two packages on Thursday. One had a hive top feeder, the other I used a one gallon baggie placed on top of bars with an empty super on top.
Unfortunately, the hive that had the baggie had two issues. Some syrup dripped down and out the entrance, and the two hive bodies did not fit well causing a crack at the back of the hive (I should have noticed this!).
Yesterday, the hive was being robbed, so I placed duct tape to close off the crack at the rear of the hive, and then severely reduced the entrance even more (It was at its smallest opening - but I put a small piece of board in front so the bees would have to go around the board to get to the entrance and it covered up the entrance.
So, it is now raining today and I am worried if they have any syrup left. 1. Should I open the hive (even though it is raining) and place another baggie? 2. I have an unused plastic entrance feeder, should I put it at the entrance to add syrup figuring they won't get robbed because it is raining? 3. Should I put the entrance feeder inside the hive in the upper empty super to provide syrup? 4. Or should I leave it alone until tomorrow when it is not raining?