Greetings -- not exactly rejected... they are simply not eating any of it.
I have a hivetop feeder with a winter mix of syrup but the bees have absolutely no interest in this food. This hive was also uninterested in the supplemental food I gave them in the spring. I've had a couple of hives here in the Jackson Hole valley in western Wyoming for several years, and have always given them this extra food as we head towards winter and it has always been popular. If they don't want it, that's their business, but we have a very severe and long winter season and I'm worried that they are depleting supplies they'll need to make it to spring. There is certainly little or no bloom for them to take advantage of at this point in the autumn.
Any ideas or insights?