After the last cut-out, I decided the foragers might need time to start bringing in enough food to support growth or the hive. I made food with sugar, water and corn syrup in equal parts into the empty end of the hive using an entrance feeder wit a pint jar. Each time I decided it would be okay to open the hive, the feeder was empty. I don't want to disturb the hive for awhile so they can rebuild, but I thought they only took artificial food source if there wasn't enough food nearby. All around them are wildflowers, trees and gardens blooming like crazy. LOTS of natural food. The question is:
Do I need to keep putting homemade food in the entrance feeder as long as they take it or can I just leave them to forage from sources all around?