Two weeks ago I caught a swarm and placed it in a 7-frame hive box.
For a swarm, which has absolutely nothing (comb or honey) in the hive, I'm wondering what are some recommendations for getting the hive going? (Do nothing is a valid recommendation.) Pollen is plentiful right now, so the bees would not be starving. But since this hive has nothing, I have been feeding it 1:1 sugar water (with a tsp of HoneyBHealthy per quart) in hopes of helping them get necessary comb drawn. Am I helping? The bees have been gobbling one to two qts a day (the top feeder is empty when I check, so they would possibly take more). If feeding is helping, how long should the feeding go on?
I've noticed in the last day or two that the hive has been quite noisy. They're doing something in there.