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So I took apart an average (2018 queen started as a 5 frame split in mid April) colony to really evaluate after leaving it be for most of July/August and I found this... (also been feeding about 1/3 of a gallon every 2 weeks for the past month or so.


Top deep is 4 frames of honey and 4 foundation and feeder.
Bottom deep: 3 frames with brood on it (not covering whole frame), 3-4 empty comb with a little food (hatched out brood), 3 mix of pollen and honey and empty comb.

What are your thoughts on this hive for beginning of September in Central Texas? The population is decent, but just not a ton of brood. We are coming out of a month of 100 degrees AND no rain. Just not sure what to expect and want it to be a solid double deep going
 

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Last year i caught a swam on sep 29th and put them on foundation and fed them. on the 11th of oct. i found a capped queen cell with no eggs. the new queen started laying on the 1st of November and that hive is still doing just fine.
In your case i would not be surprised if you top deep is full by mid November.

Joe
 
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