went thru my first dead hive a couple days ago. plenty of honey left. small cluster, queen had laid eggs and they couldn,t reach the honey and cover the eggs. anyway. the hive next to it is very strong. i picked the back up the other day and it felt very light. i am going to take a box full of honey from the deadout and put on top. this hive often has bees out flying when the others dont. i can hear bees in all 3 mediums. i don't know why this hive is so populated. is it possible that bees drifted from one of the other 3 boxes in the same row? the deadout is right next to it- about 3 inches. this hive was from a split i did april. or june. any thoughts?