Hello, everyone! Been a while, I know! I've been crazy busy with soccer, but the season's over for a bit and today was the last day of school for my little ones! YAY!!!! Rising 1st grader and 3rd grader! My, how they grow!!!! I've also been very busy on my rare days off helping a new beek up the road try to get started and learning, etc. etc. It's been a great adventure for me because I get to learn and teach and stay out of my hives all the time! =) And.....I started the year with 2 hives and now I have 7!!!! (2 of which are still in the nuc phase). So...... I finally got a chance to work my hives today for the first time in a while - and would love some advice! I have two hives running single deeps in a watermelon patch (that aren't blooming yet) - both started from nucs. All are fully drawn and ready to add more on top. I have tons of requests for honey, but isn't the nectar flow "off" at the moment? I was going to add a deep to each hive since I have foundation that needs to be drawn. Still feed them with a hive top feeder/1:1 sugar syrup to help them draw out? I have two medium supers on top of two other single deep hives (with plastic frames, coated with sugar water) and they haven't drawn them out. =( Should I coat them again? I only have two hive top feeders and one entrance feeder. I'd really like to meet the demand for honey, but most people don't seem to understand that I can't just go say "hey girls, I'd like a few gallons today. Thank you!" I'd rather have my hives going strong into the winter. What's the latest I should "rob" them in my area? (Southeastern NC) Looking foward to hearing all the advice and input! Thank you!