So yesterday I decided to go and pick up another nuc from the guy who got me started with my first. Now before you say it I know its late in the season and these bees might not make it through the winter but I wanted another hive so here we are.
The install went fine, the nuc had a five full frames not allot of bees but I was happy that at least all the frames were drawn, they had some honey and some capped and uncapped brood. I did not see the queen. I placed a robber screen on the hive and a pail feeder above the brood chamber with 2:1 with some pro health closed them up, and called it a success.
Went back later in the day to find that the girls were having some issues finding their way in but I didn't think it was an issue because the other hive figured it out after a few days.
Today at lunch went out and checked them again the girls were still having issues finding the entrance so I removed the robber screen and put in the entrance reducer on, the bees that had been clinging to the screen immediately began to find their way in. I noticed some bees flying under the hive stand so I took a peek the SBB had a bunch of bees clinging to it (i'm assuming that it was the ones who couldn't find their way in) I brushed them off (they didn't like that) and decided to take a look inside, not an inspection just a quick look.
There was a dull roar coming from inside, So did I kill my queen? or are they just adjusting to their new home? any thoughts? I will give them a week before I go in again and see if there is any eggs/larva unless you think I should do something different. your thoughts are appreciated.