My first year. Started with 2 hives have 3 now. 3rd is a built up new hive from a 1 frame deep split off that is building for winter.(no honey from this hive)
2 strong hives which have made about 90 pounds each so far, and the mediums are full again and will be capped in a week or 2.
I figure about another 60lbs at least for fall harvest. things look good for winter execpt one hive battling Varroa. I am sugar dusting once a week.
If it isn't broken, don't try to fix it. If you build it, they will fill it.