New hive from a package this past spring. The queen was a drone layer right from the beginning. They decided to re-queen themselves at the beginning of August. I took a peek yesterday and the new queen is doing really well. 5 full frames of capped brood and plenty of eggs and larva.
I have some left over pollen patties. Would I be doing any harm if I put some in the hive?
They are bringing in pollen on their own and the goldenrod is ready to pop.
Also, I want to do a mite count but I really don't want to mess with the new population building going on. Should I wait, treat, ideas/suggestions?