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Hive growing too fast?


One week ago I got a quite large swarm with a small but hyperactive queen. Because of the syrup feeder I started with 17 bars. In one week they now are working on 9 combs, the feeder still inside. This seems like a lot but as a newbie I’m not sure? Your thoughts, please?


When I installed my package on 4/16 I started with 12 bars. I have since added 5 more. They hardly touched the feed I gave them, used only about a 1/2 to 3/4 quart when I removed the feeders two weeks later.

Bees are like the “Smokey And The Bandit” song says…Got along ways to go and a short time to get there.