I have started two hives with packages one week apart. The first hive refuses to take any sugar syrup. I am giving them a 1:1 syrup and they haven't touched it. They are very busy and I see them returning to the hive with pollen etc. They are drawing out the comb, but I haven't had a chance to see the queen yet. I'm using a miller type feeder. I'm worried because we are getting snow tonight and I wonder if there are enough of them and enough stored food to get through this cold spell. Can anybody tell me what I can do about feeding and are they going to get though the cold?
Also I can't medicate if they won't eat the syrup.