Should I inventory and equalize? What is the minimum frames of brood that I should give all hives on Aug 1 to make it a single by Oct1? Can I figure a certain number of frames per month? I have been grafting and mating bees all year, moving the 2 frames to nucs and starting over again. I now have a bunch of different size hives as well as queen castles that should have another 12 queens at the end of the month. I do not plan on grafting more this year. Bloom is done for the year. Any weight will have to be poured in. Between the smoke, ice and mega heat I was almost out of bees. I have been making everybody ‘donate’ a frame of bees each grafting round except the grafting hive. Now I need to get it through winter without making it all so weak that nothing goes through the year.