Save for three, all my 24 hives are from swarms, cut outs and splits. This drought up here was a disaster. Any plans I had to pull honey from these hives are gone. The frames of honey from the rich colonies went to help out the poor ones. Just took enough for myself to put on my cereal and flavor my tea. That's it. At this point, I'm hoping that the early goldenrod and aster flow will provide them enough to get through the winter. I only feed in emergency situations and this fall just might be one of those.