Ok I am just wondering how I make packages of bees build up faster. I have been doing the endless feeding as I know this is required when they are on just foundation. I got 5 packages split them up into ten colonies on March the 6th. Had to combine 3 into another due to queens going MIA and so was left with 7 colonies with one giant one. I continue to feed them and some just seem to eat sugar but never expand even though they have queens and brood. So my question is this normal for commercial bees? I have only dealt with ferals before this and they always expanded with enormous vigor all you had to do is just give them some food and then stand back. I am just thinking of what I can do to get them even close to what I am use to for bees. I have thought of re-queening with hybrids or changing my practices with them maybe they need more intense help in some way? I just cant wait until my feral swarm queens are ready then I will see what is the deal one way or another. Anyone else have any opinions or advice?