Yes, no and maybe! Depends on if you have italians or carni or russians. Or if your feeding, Or if your talking new 1 month old nucs or production hives. My carni hives have been taking a brood break for the past month and are now starting to lay again. My new nucs have been laying since I started feeding heavy for the past month. My italian hives don't stop till they run out of honey so they aren't too smart.:lpf:They usually wind down by the end of September.