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I have my four nucs installed now, with feeders and everything is set. Thanks to Flyman for helping me all along the way.

I will be checking on the girls over the next few days just to see if they are taking any of the syrup. Hive top feeders should minimize hive interruptions.

I'm excited to finally have my bees in place and going.:)
 

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I know just how you feel! :) My 2 nucs are now 10 days in the hives.
Are your queens in cages. with candy corks?

Exciting!
 

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Nucs were already up and running hive colonies complete with brood, laying queens, honey, pollen, etc.

I checked on the hive top feeders yesterday without cracking open the hives and two of the feeders were untouched and no bee activity that I saw.

Hives one and two had very little activity around the entrance.

Hive 3 had a little more activity around the entrance and a few bees were working the feeder.

Hive 4 was just bustling with activity, lots of orientation flights around the entrance and lots of bees working the sryup in the feeder.

Since they are recent transplants, do I need to close the entrances for fear of them absonding? I wouldn't think so since they have capped brood in each hive.

I would just like to see the same activity of hive 4 in hives 1,2 and 3.
 
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