Re: Update on my hives installed package on 4/21 Feel free to give advice!
As for inspections it depends on who you talk to. When I am starting one up I keep an eye on it until it gets built up well. I don't pull every frame out just one or two to see what the pattern is like and what's happening. You are right with adding the next box when all are filled up accept for three add another to prevent swarming. That's on 10 frame. As for feeding keep feeding until they won't take it anymore or it's time to put your honey supers on you don't feed during a flow. As far as homemade feeders, you could be encouraging robbing, I don't know what they look like or how they work? I would probably stick with the baggies but that's me.
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