Hi, I'm brand new to beekeeping and I plan to install package bees in a TBH in the next few weeks. Being brand new to beekeeping I had a few questions that I could not find answers to on the
1. How much space in TBH should I make available for the bees to live in when I install them (how many bars)? I know that I'm not supposed to make the entire hive available because it might be too much for the bees to take care of, but I'm not sure how small it is supposed to be either.
2. To encourage good strait comb building how should i hang the queen cage(with the exit of the cage facing perpendicular to the bars or parallel, or down)?
3. Should I hang the queen near the entrance or far away from the entrance in the back of the hive?
4. How much sugar water should I be feeding them?
Thanks in advance.