I have five hives and all but one seem to be doing pretty well. I decided to feed the one. I am using one of the frame feeders and filled it with 1:1 syrup. there is a lot of activity at the front of the hive. I don't know if it's a robbing situation or not. It doesn't appear that there is any fighting going on. I don't have a reducer on the hive mainly because it's freaking hot here right now. I was thinking about doing some open feeding away from the yard. I wonder if that would keep the other hives busy while the weak one feeds. Just wondering what others thought.