Are you using foundation? If so, what kind? Generally, alternating frames like that is a good idea since it keeps them from building comb in silly places.
Personally, I have never seen my honey bees working my azaleas. Bumblebees and butterflys aplenty.All rhododendron and azalea nectar contains the toxins: grayanotoxins (formerly known as andromedotoxin, acetylandromedol, and rhodotoxin), arbutin glucoside.
The symptoms of excessive doses of these toxins are: stomach irritation, abdominal pain, abnormal heart rate and rhythm, convulsions, coma, death.
Poisonings frequently occur due to rhododendron and azalea honey in Turkey and occasionally occur in other places such as Korea and on the west coast of the US.
In India, they use rhododendron and azalea honey to treat high blood pressure. Rhododendron honey from Italy is even sold in the US under the name Mitica Rhododendron Honey. It behaves much as digitalis (foxglove) and can be either medicinal if used properly or lethal if not treated properly.
+ 1 1 frame in the brood nest at a time is better.You have divided the broodnest too much. Putting the frames from the nuc all on one side was a mistake IMO. Splitting up those frames was an even bigger one. Try this configuration, EEFFEFFFEE. Keep the brood tight together with just the one empty frame in the midst. Make sure the frames with honey and pollen are in the outside positions. As the center empty frame gets laid up, add one more of rhe empty frames in the center and push the drawn comb to the outsides of the box. Keep the feed on them but if you are using a mason jar feeder, set it on top of the inner cover over the hole and then place the medium on top of that.
Most beeks use a different nomenclature for hive mapping. F means foundation B for brood comb, H for honeycomb, E might mean foundationless. YMMV.
Yup got it fixed thanks!+ 1 1 frame in the brood nest at a time is better.
Wow this is news to me! I have two azaleas out front and it is VIBRATING with the number of bees on it, bumblebees, hornets, sweatflies, and lots of honeybees.For those who do not understand absinthe's query, here is a quote regarding rhododendron honey from another site.
Personally, I have never seen my honey bees working my azaleas. Bumblebees and butterflys aplenty.