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So I started three packages in April. A month later I wanted another. So I got another, it was mutts. They quickly filled out 8 of 10 frames. On a recent check they had slowed down. There was not a lot of pollen stores. I made a pollen patty, some syrup, and placed on top of inner cover under a deep box. First mistake I guess was putting in some home made honey b healthy. This because they are being robbed, even with the feeder up top, or at least they are trying to rob them. I put the entrance reducer on. No unwanted activity at the entrance. The second batch of syrup no honey b healthy, ten minutes of putting syrup on and there was all kinds of activity at the entrance. No need to feed the others because they have a ton of stores. I know they are being robbed because the mutts are dark and the others are light Italians. What are some options? Just want to give the last hive a boost.