I just inspected my hive for the first time since installing the bees on Tues. The queen is out of her cage and milling around (i guess she is doing her job directing the hive) but I am dismayed at the amount of dead bees in the top feeder I am using. SO MANY dead bees! Did I put too much syrup in? There was about an inch or so of syrup. I threw out the dead bees and everything and then just put a LITTLE syrup back in the feeder. I also went ahead and installed a boardman feeder just because I didn't want them to starve to death. I know those encourage robbing though, but right now there is nothing to rob. What can I do about the top feeder? I want them to be healthy and strong and I know I need to feed them right now. I saw several flying in with pollen loads, so that is a good sign. There are a lot of flowers here right now--honeysuckle, privet, etc. We live out in the country so there is no shortage of bee food. Also, when will they start making comb? I didn't see any activity in that area yet.