Went out to the farm to check on the hives today and try to my mind off of mom for a little bit. We got an inch of rain at the farm last week so there are plenty of wildflowers blooming out. Hive one was calm and relaxed the top shallow is about 80% full of honey, the two deeps still have capped brood but not a lot, there where also some uncapped. The shallow was probably as heavy as both of the two deeps put together. The first intervention was when I was putting the first hive back together along comes mr. wasp the bees go into attack mode so with my trusty hive tool finished the job for them ( I probably should have taken this as a signal ) Went to hive two top shallow about 50% full of honey and two deeps in the same condition as the first. The more I got into the hive the more restless the bees where, when I was finished with the lower deep the bees where down right pissed. It less then a minute they where all over me, and then I saw why.... robbing . Along came 4 not so friendly red velvet ants and the bees where not happy, intervention two again hive tool to the rescue. I now know what the bees actions are when they are being robbed and defending the home stead. It appears all my queens are laying some but not a lot during these conditions and the rest of the bees are busy making honey. Mean while my brood boxes are about at 40% capicity a lot of empty comb but they are still putting honey and some pollen away on the outer edges of the frames. Hive three is two deeps there is a fair amount of honey stores from early in the year when they decided to re-queen and it was ideal wheather. I lost one of my nucs when I checked it today all that was left was empty comb. On the nuc I have left should I put them in a ten frame or should I add another five frame on top of them. I am thinking either way I will use the five drawn frames from the failed nuc for them. I talked to dad and his thoughts where " we can pray for rain, praying worked for your mother " So am I doomed if we don't get some measurable fall honey flow?