my little girls are doing wonderful. there going strong except for one because that hive swarmed on me while i was on vacation :(. but i'm doing a removal on Tuesday so in stead of starting a new hive sense its getting late in the season around here, i'm going to add the bees from the removal to the weaker hive to help them out that's if there healthy looking. don't need any bad stuff being introduced into a hive that is healthy. Francus hows your bees doing?