Ok, I lost four of my new hives that I started last year but I am not giving up. I am going to purchase some more packages this spring and give it another try. Here is my question. Since I will be putting the new packages on frames that are already built out, I am wondering about feeding. Should I feed them 2:1 like I would if I were putting them on new foundation or should the ratio be something else? Also, how much do I feed? I know there are a lot of different opinions out there on how much to feed a new package but I am interested in hearing what some of you say about feeding new packages on existing comb. Right now, I am thinking of feeding each package one gallon of 5:3 ratio only. The flow should be on by then and the will hopefully be able to forage for themselves. Thoughts??