Hey everyone - I'm back with some beginner questions...I have two hives I built with a friend and put our bees in them beginning of April. Cool spring, but good sunny warm times the last month or so here in Seattle. The hives are pretty different, and I think it is temperature control that seems to create their differences. The one thing that they have in common is that they both seem to have stop building comb a couple months ago. In one, we only have about 8 or so combs, but they are as big as can be and the last couple are primarily honey based. The other has a few more combs, maybe 14 or so and not as big, and not as distinct in the separation between honey and brood. The queen seems to be laying all over the place. Also on this one, there are a TON of dead bees outside the entrance - hundreds. The other hive has more bushes interfering with direct drop observation, but even with that said, doesn't seem to have the attrition that this one does. Dead bees, definately more focus on making new bees, less honey stores....all sound ok in the first few months of a new hive? I can't get over the stall-out of the comb after such an impressive start, too. Normal?? Should I feed to jumpstart more comb and honey production? Seems weird to feed with all this good stuff here in nature...Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!