Got a swarm 9 days ago. Put them in the hive and have not checked on them yet- going to do that tomorrow on my day off.
Just saw that I forgot to put three or four frames back into the hive when I dumped them in. I also have 2 deeps on the hive when I probably should have only had one for starters.
I fear the bees will have drawn comb out on the inner cover during this time. Or will they have gone to the lower deep and drawn comb out on the foundations there?
What do I do if I find comb on the inner cover? Cut and tie to a frame? These bees have been going at it like no one's business. I have been watching them come into the hive just loaded with pollen all week long and am curious how much comb they have drawn out by now.
I cannot wait for midday tomorrow. Will try and snap some photos while I am in there.
Also, I put some syrup in a feeder when I first hived the swarm. Should I refill the feeder or take it out due the fact that they are finding lots of pollen in the area? I read somewhere that too much feeding can be just as bad as too little.