I installed my first ever package last week. A friend gave me a hive he built as well as frames with drawn comb. Last weekend the weather in Indiana was crappy, highs in the 50's and rain so I used an entrance feeder. After day two it was empty when I removed the queen cage. I went back on day five to add a new jar and the 2nd was only about 1/2 gone so I don't think they are taking it. The reducer that my friend gave me leaves about an 1.5-2 inch opening beside the feeder. If I remove the feeder the opening will be 4-5 inches (not sure how wide a Boardman feeder is). Will an opening of this size be too large for a new hive or should it be OK? If need be I can make a new reducer, or empty the jar and leave it in place empty until the reducer is not needed. My hive is at an apple orchard across from my house so they have plenty of food, now that the weather is in the 70-80's I don't need to feed them.