Started out with 2 nucs on April 20 this year. One week after split the two nucs and made a third. Let them go and split again around June into two more hives so got up to five. So far only took three quarts here and there to mostly feed back in my bee tea. Haven't fed but at-home 75 pounds of sugar all year. I now have three hives three deep full of honey, all deeps, another two deep and one with a brood box. I figure I have around 100 pounds I could take from each of the three and about 50 from the fourth but been reluctant to take it for what my plans are for next spring. I will probly take some because every once in a while I bring some comb to work and let people try it and everyone wants to buy comb honey. Will wait and see if I decide to take some or not.