Finally got into hive #2 today and it is looking great. Both hives 1 and 2 look like they might be candidates for a split in a few weeks. Hopefully it will discourage them from any ideas of swarming and we got lots of honey this year.
Sadly hive #3 did not make it through winter. Unfortunately they never made it to the sugar patty (either because I put it in too late or it was was too cold) and ended up starving. Sad. I had such high hopes for them.