If the queen isn’t eating, she might not be hungry or might be in a resting phase. Ensure the food is easily accessible and try offering it again later.
Place a small droplet of sugar water or honey on a non-absorbent surface near the queen’s location, but towards the end of the test tube where the cotton blocking the entrance is. Avoid directly touching the queen with the food. Some people prefer to place the honey on a tiny piece of foil rather than […]
During the founding stage, provide a tiny drop of sugar water or honey every week or so. As the colony grows, you can increase the frequency of feeding. Be careful how much honey you put in, as the workers can get stuck in it and die.
Offer a sugary solution such as sugar water or honey, which provides a source of carbohydrates. During the founding stage, avoid solid foods as the queen may not be able to digest them.