We only have 1 hive in SE Virginia, but it seems to be going well. Bottom 2 brood boxes are nearly full. The cotton next to our property is blooming so I think they will be OK this winter. They are pulling honey in all 8 frames in the third (top) brood box. Hopefully, we will get 1 or 2 or 3 more hives next spring
. We just moved to 10 acres and will be getting alpacas and goats in September.