It got to 63 degrees today so I asked dad to pop the top on the hives to see how they are doing and what part of the candy board was left. Of the three that are in 10 frame double deep #1 hive has consumed a 1/3 of the candy board, hive #2 consumed 2/3 of the candy board, hive #3 which had the most honey has not even put a dent in the candy board. The 5 frame nuc have wiped out their candy board dad told me that the 2" space where the board is was completely full of bees and there where plenty more on the frames. So I'm thinking that I need to make candy boards for hive #2 and the nuc. With that many bees in the five frame should I be looking at doing a split when spring actually shows up? Do I look at buying a queen or letting them raise their own? Thoughts are split all the hives if they make it thru the winter.