I installed two Italian packages on May 5th in NYC area. Here is my first concern/problem with the hive #1 :
On the 3rd day after installation candy was gone but could not spot the queen on any frames.
A week later still no eggs. Started search for a new queen.
11 days later received Russian...
So here's the layout:
I have three hives -
One of which is huge and healthy and in it's third year.
The other two are new hives and new colonies this year.
One of them, I put in a package of bees at the very end of April and they have done a gangbuster job setting up shop, with lots of...