I may lose some hives from disease or freezing to death this winter, but not from starvation. I didn't think the aster was going to bloom before frost, so i bought two barrels of sugar syurp and fed it to the ones that were a little light. Well the aster did bloom (Late) two weeks ago and is everywhere :thumbsup: and the girls are all over it, the hives are 300ft and 500ft from the house and with a south wind or no wind you can smell it. I tried to lift the backs of them and they won't budge. How's the aster flow in your area? Jack PS We usally have a frost by Oct. 10th but not this year.