So here we are almost May here in Massachusetts. I installed a package in a new bee thinking Warre hive 8 days ago with a double jar top feeder. The first 2 days they guzzled down a whole quart. After that they slowed down a lot.
The queen is released. The bees are bringing in lots of pollen. Maple and dandelions are in bloom. Spring is definitely here.
I remember a post from Matt saying he tries to stop feeding syrup and encourage foraging. So today I made the decision to do it. I just wanted to know if the bees should be able to handle this. I would hate to have to add the feeder back but I will if it’s critical. I would love to hear some other opinions. Thanks!