Hi everyone, This is my second year beekeeping and there is always something new to learn. I've learned so much from this forum and everyone is so helpful. I've started feeding my two hives now that the day time temperatures get into the upper 50's. The nights are still cold going down below freezing. I am feeding to stimulate brood production so I could make a split at the end of next month. Hopefully before swarming takes place. I'll keep an eye on that. But here is my question my two hives wintered well over winter. One Carniola and one Italian . The Carniola's are taking the syrup really well but the Italians don't want it. I thought the Italians got off to a faster start in the spring than any other breed. Why aren't they taking it?