I installed 3 packages in three hives on one stand that allows just enough room to clear the top covers. I'm finding that the center hive is doing really well, whilst the outer two are functioning, but not thriving. I suspect that the center hive is reaping the benefit of "drift".
Should I move them farther apart? Move just the center hive? Leave it alone and let them figure it out?
Please feel free to jump in with suggestions!