Noob here and got my hive from a cut out on the end of July at my grandparents in Joplin Mo. The house was damaged from the tornado but the bees survived and I got them out. Huge hive and transplanted as much of the comb as I could into frames. Started with one 10 frame deep and now have two 10 frame deeps with one 10 frame medium. Terrible drought most of the summer and now indian summer so the girls are still bring in pollen and nectar. Still learning everyday.