I checked a strong hive today that I started as a package in April. 3 medium 70% drawn. 3 or 4 weeks ago they had about 6 frames of honey/nectar from just gathered to capped. I had stopped feeding them about a month ago but we are in a dearth. I noticed they had just been hanging out on the landing board. When I checked they have no stores at all now. I started feeding with a boardman a quart at a time of 1:1 syrup. Would I be better off feeding 2:1 to get them up some stores quickly? I have also considered making fondant so maybe I would not have to fill every day. They can drain a quart in about 1/2 day. The italian queen has completely shut down. I plan to continue feeding all my hives until at least fall bloom if we get one. I ordered some frame feeders that hold about 3 quarts should have them later this week.