I did an inspection on my weakest hive today. They have been somewhat lagging all year. Produced about 40 LBS of honey, but the population was always a bit low. I did an inspection on them today after removing the super last week. There are quite a few bees in the hive, bot it's not packed. I'd say enough bees to cover 10 frames both sides. If I add up all the cells that have brood in various stages it adds up to about 3 deep frames both sides. Everything else is plugged with honey and pollen. Cells where brood is emerging are being backfilled. The good news is I won't have to feed them, but I'm concerned that this hive will go into the winter with a small cluster. Should I intervene and provide an empty drawn frame for the queen to lay in? If so, should it go in the middle of the brood nest or right beside it? We are about a month away from first frost.