I installed my hive on May 1st. I have a Russian queen and she was shipped with what I assume are Italian workers. I just finished up an inspection, and I noticed a lot of Russian workers this time around so I know things are going good, or at least appear to be to my novice eyes. I found capped brood on the first 4 frames, front and back, with some mix of uncapped brood and eggs as well on each of the first 4 frames and all had capped honey on the top and sides of each frame. Frame 5 had a few larvae just in the center, maybe 200 on one side and about 50 on the other with capped honey again on the top and sides. Frame 6 was starting to be drawn out on the front side(side closest to the brood). The other 3 have not been touched. I finally found the queen( I guess i missed her the first time) on frame 1. She looked good and was busy scurrying around. A few questions.... 1) I use a hive top feeder and they are no longer taking 1:1, should I clean that out and replace it with clean water? 2) I noticed that they were drawing comb out and connecting frames towards the center of the hive. Last time I inspected I left, what I tried to make, even gaps between each frame. Is that why they that or is this normal? This time I closed the gaps across all the frames and left a larger gap between the first frame and the wall. Is that right or no? 3) How long does it take normally(and I know there are lot of variables here) for a package hive to draw out 7/10 frames?Averagely speaking. All in all things looked pretty good. The capped honey I saw looked nice clean, very light in color. I saw some pollen cells down closer to the brood. Everything seems to be coming along nicely.