With all the additional work I'm sorry to say my 2 tornado hive survivors have been put on the back burner. In late Feb. I did add a 3/4 spacer to each and fed them patties, and during all this wet weather I fed 1-1 syrup. I use the 4.9 plastic frames, which I like, how ever the bees do use free space to build extra Drone cells, well did I mention the 3/4 spacer ?? Never seen so many drone cells and some honey in my life ! What a MESS. :shock: REMEMBER. if you feed patties and use a spacer, TAKE it OUT !! Now the GOOD thing in cleaning this mess I destroyed many drone cells, I checked a Lot of the drones and found NOT ONE MITE !!! :thumbsup: Murrell PS. Supposed to get four Nucs this week end, We were supposed to get them end of April , how ever our telephone has not worked correctly since the storm, we only get some incoming calls ?? The telephone co. had two trucks out front working on the cables yesterday, I'm tired of complaining.