I bought two 4 frame nucs of bees on Sunday and put them into brood chamber with foundation. I know that to stimulate cell building, I need to feed them. Well, I gave them a 1.5:1 ratio of sugar to water (I ran out of sugar) in an boardman entrance feeder (they paid no attention to it). I spilled a little on the bottom board at the entrance and they cleaned it up, but they wouldn't visit the bottle. I then put the feeder bottle over the hole in the inner cover and put another brood box and the outer cover over that, but they still don't take it.

I have never had this happen before. Is there just too much nectar out there available that they would rather have or what? I know it has only been two days, but I expected them to start taking syrup right away!