I couple of questions from you experienced beekeepers.
The summer and bloom here in Nova Scotia started rather late, consequently I received my Nucs the first week of June only. At present they have been really slow at drawing out comb. In fact the better of the two hives has only drawn out half a frame in the single deep I have them in.
I have been feeding continuously since I got them, these are Pierco waxed.
I recently came into some year old already drawn frames and thought maybe adding one of these each to my nucs would speed up the process? There isn't currently much space for the queen to lay. Good idea?
I was also wondering if I should do my fall treatment later this year (Thymol) and hope to get more buildup, or should I stick to mid August treatment?