Located in Harvest, Alabama and just installed my first 2 packages a week ago today!
I gave them each 3 gallons of 2-1 on install day. Checked that the queens were release last Thursday and Friday (one was one wasn't)so far all looks good. As of Friday both were released. They had already started drawing comb!
I do have a question. When I checked for queen release the feeders were still very heavy indicating lots of food still present, however, Sat and Sun turned out very cool with freezing temps at night.
I was considering checking the food again tomorrow and complimenting existing 2-1 with more 1-1 as the Redbuds, Pines, and Cherry trees are in full pollen and bloom. After that, I plan on leaving them alone for a week or so. Since they are new to the area I can see where initial feeding is important and will continue to feed. Just wondering when/if I should eventually remove the feeders for the summer?
Thanks in advance! I am SOOO looking forward to this new adventure!