I reveived my first two packages last night. I moved them inside because it was supposed to dip down into the 40's. This morning I noticed one package was leaking syrup. When I went to hive them today, I realized they were soaked as the syrup can had emptied into the package. I hived them as best as I could, but they were mostly in one great ball on the bottom board. I moved them around, but they were so soaked they would not even disperse enough to put the frames back in. SO, I've got 6 frames in that hive and a bunch of wet bees. Should I wait a week before opening and just replace the extra frames when I check the condition of my queen? I know I lost a lot of bees. I'm just hoping for the best for the survivors. The second package was in excellent condition and everybee is getting along well.
Please tell me I'm not the first and your bees survived!