I removed the queen cages today. Both queens had been released. In one hive there was plenty of room for me to slide the frames over and add that tenth frame. In the other hive, there was a whole bunch of comb in the wide gap in the middle. I took pics, but dh isn't home to download them. (I really, really need to figure out how to do that.) Do I need to remove all that so I can get the tenth frame in? Can I just leave it there? Does it make a difference that we're expecting thunderstorms shortly and when they pass I'll be gone all day for two straight days? (I will be home to sleep and will have to refill the feeders in the dark.) If the weather passes soon enough, I might be able to work on that hive for a bit tomorrow afternoon, otherwise the earliest opportunity I have to do something (short of working in the chilly dark) is Sunday afternoon.
I can post pics this evening if that will help answer the question.
Thanks so much,