Well, there's been enough forage for my small nucleus colonies to sustain themselves, but not really enough for them to grow on. Since I'm still raising a few queens, I like to feed the nucs that are finishing growing queens, so I make up some pollen sub patties and a little sugar syrup (1:1), little reason to ever feed any other concentrations around here. So, to inspire my full-size colonies to grow, I also started feeding them with just pollen sub, proportionate to the size of each hive, and two days after putting 2 pound patties on my full-size hives I check to see how they're doing with it. Recently, to my surprise, most of them had finished off the patties without even leaving a trace behind, some still had small pieces of patty or just a little scrap of waxed paper remaining. I can see now, why many feed, what I consider, huge 4 pound, or more patties at each feeding. At my next feeding I am planning to try feeding two, 2 pound patties per hive, to see how that goes.