I have two hives that I started as packages about 1-2 weeks ago. I am feeding both with sugar syrup, one with a hive top feeder, and the other with inverted cans. The one with the inverted cans used to have a hive-top (beemax) feeder until I checked on one vs the other and there were no bees in that one vs tons on the other.
I started both hives with starter strips of small cell from dadant and so they are only working on about 6 of the 10 frames, and they have only drawn out a small amount of each strip and only a few cells down from that. I have a screened bottom board in both (but only one has a removable tray). In the tray I find a lot of wax scale, like they dropped it or something...
Am I rushing them too much, should I just take it easy? I saw eggs in the one hive, and larvae in the other, so I think the queens are ok. I am also giving them pollen patties, but they are slowly bringing in some pollen.
Thanks for any words of encouragement.