I installed my 3# package on April 4th, checked a week later and the queen was released from her cage. Checked the hive today and there was some comb on about 4 of the frames and each of those frames was covered in bees. Could not locate the queen (though I did not spend much time trying). No eggs have been laid.
Our weather up here has been terrible, I installed when it was 43 and we have only been above 50 during the day 4 times since then. Most nights have had just above freezing temps.
They have eaten about 4 pounds of sugar cake and about 2 pounds of sugar water since I switched to feeding that.
My question then is should I be worried about slow comb build and no larvae or could that be accounted for due to the cold weather?