I installed my first package the 20th. A week ago. There was a cold snap, the only time they were really able to fly and not cluster was yesterday and today. I was feeding with a boardman feeder resting on top inner cover with extra deep. Today was only day i had to open hive to verify queen was released from queen cage. I also put in top feeder i ordered from walter kelly. I searched for queen, thought I saw her but not sure. There was comb being built. They really got upset, I blame it on I was messing with boardman feeder(changing to top hive feeder). I may not be giving or have enough info but is there anything i could have noticed to verify queen is alive? Before I put on new feeder I had room for pro patties resting on top of frames. I put patties on cinder block away from hive after new feeder, will this possibly cause robbing?