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Hi everyone So today (5-10-2020) is day 9 since I installed the bees. I did check on the 4th day and the queen did make it out of her package. I've been observing for several days and see a lot activity with bees coming into the hive. Am wondering If I should lift the lid and check on them or let them go a little longer? I did pick up a 2nd box with frames but thought I might install it on top with a middle board with a center hole cut in it to feed a mason jar of syrup. I don't want to bother them if they are doing OK on their own!
 

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Hi everyone So today (5-10-2020) is day 9 since I installed the bees. I did check on the 4th day and the queen did make it out of her package. I've been observing for several days and see a lot activity with bees coming into the hive. Am wondering If I should lift the lid and check on them or let them go a little longer? I did pick up a 2nd box with frames but thought I might install it on top with a middle board with a center hole cut in it to feed a mason jar of syrup. I don't want to bother them if they are doing OK on their own!
Newbie here as well. I'm about 15 days in. I believe the typical recommendation is to check again about 7-10 days after your first queen check, and look for eggs, etc... (I couldn't see any eggs on my first inspection, but then during an inspection 7 days later I saw a healthy amount of tiny larvaue in both sides of 3 frames.)

Feeding them will help them out....I'd say go for it...
 

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PRobees,

Yup, feed inside of hive. Unless you smash the queen you can only help them.

BTW, if you put in more information about location it will help other responders.

Good luck
 
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