When I got a hive from one of my grandpas friend it wasnt the biggest bunch of bees I had ever seen, looked like enough for 2 or so pounds. Just to make shure they had time to collect enough pollen and nectar for winter I took 2 jar feeders and stuck them on both sides of the entrance. This kept them going for a few days and reduced the entrance so they could protect the hive. They are now have 1 deep and 2 supers fully drawn out and filled, they are working on the second deep now. I know, why second deep now? The bees had all the brood and honey in the 2 supers when I got the hive so I had to put a deep on top for them to draw out. Once they got that drawn out I put it on bottom added my second deep and put the supers on top. They have a few frames of the second deep started but I may have to feed them again to get it finished and filled for winter.