I’ve struggled getting a hive queenright since installing a new package on April 26th. Today was my first inspection where I finally found brood.
The hive is about the size of a package (I’ve been introducing frames from another hive). How can I help stimulate growth? The nectar flow is usually over right about now in this area (metro Denver). I know in late winter pollen patties will stimulate the queen to start laying. Would that help now?