I guess we are a little behind here. They won't be picking here for a month or so. One thing I was wondering. One of the hives is kind of weak, I was wondering if it would help to leave it there a week after I pull the other hives so the field bees from the others would go to that hive and help it out a little.
I have done that before and it helped the weak hive. I have also switched places with a weak and strong hive to help a weak hive.