Old Buzzard· Registered
Please correct me if I am wrong, but am I understanding that you hived this package 2 days ago? On foundation? If so I wouldn't expect to see them take much syrup yet.They would only be taking what they are eating,(which they might get from foraging, normal bee behavior) If you installed on foundation 2 days ago they don't have anyplace to store it,and have no brood to feed, thus the requirements are not great. Their main requirement is their own nourishment, and to produce wax. I guess what I am saying is don't be alarmed that they aren't taking the feed. As their requirements go up as the hive progresses the next question is, "How can they eat this much?" Been there done that.