Hi All, Have 2 hives in NW Hillsborough County. One is 2 mediums together (2med) the other 2 deeps (2deep). 2med started as a medium-framed nuc in March. It is overflowing with bees on the outside. Only checked top box, but they had pulled comb or honey in 7 of 10. I added another medium, and am feeding until I can tell if they need it or not. 2deep requeened itself in March. (I was trying to get a split by using the 2 brood chambers, but the split failed.) It had some frames with honey, so I left it on so the bees would use the honey, but now I can't remove it because it still has capped honey. Couple of years ago I had a starving hive that had capped honey. I've read that's common even tho it makes no sense. Anyway, it is sucking 1:1 syrup like they've been starving. (1 pint in a day.) In addition to boardman feeder, I added a top with a hole to feed from top, too, when I opened the hive, saw lots of bees, but no loose honey. Saw a few bees with their heads deep in the comb (like pix I saw of starving bees). There is little activity on the outside of this hive. Both hives are in the same yard in a suburb. My question is if the busy hive is bringing in honey, why is the other hive hungry? I killed the pests, ants/SHBs/cane toad, so no predation. Now what? She's obviously laying, but are they not collecting?