Good for you, Lesli. If the nuc you are getting is already used to feeding themselves, don't be surprised if they ignore the syrup you offer. But on the other hand, don't be surprised if they gobble it up. So, what I'm saying is...don't be surprised. They are living creatures and don't read the same books as we beekeepers do. :lol: Do you have to return the nuc box in a certain amount of time, or do you get to keep it?