Well, as I said before, my hive swarmed a month or two after I got them, so I didn't even get a full super. I did get 2 frames, which will last through the summer for me.
As I have met new beekeepers, they unsucceed for swarming, because they have no experience, what bees are going to do next, and how beekeeper leads bees' intentions. When little hive is full of honey, it swarms without any warning. Even fist size mating colony swarms and queen escapes.
Did I understood that hive was 2 frames? . It is a size, which is not able to develope anywhere. When I started my beekeeping, I bought tens of swarms. I put them together to 8 lbs colonies, so colony occupied 1,5 langstroth boxes. I saw, that in is the way every 1 kg ( 2 lbs) bees brought 10 kg (20 lbs) honey.
If you put only 4 lbs swarm in the box, I got honey at all. But with 8 lbs I got 80 - 100 lbs honey during first summer! So I got my money back during first year.
That is the way I collect my hives to great hives when honey flow begans. But I must confess , that before I was able to do that, I have tryed 3-4 years before I understood the idea.
On that time experienced beekeepers kept 2-box hives. One brood and another super.
Soon I met one of the best beekeeper in Finland. He has been a forest worker in Canada and he had booked 2 bee magazine from USA to Finland. He teached me tricks.
And my Coffee Cup Colonies, I did it ater 40 years experience. But I did it, and I proudly to all, that it is possible. Nobody believe me, mut it is not my head ache.
As we say, nobody is blacksmith when he borns.
That my teacher, he got breeding queens from Canada, and he smuggled breeding queens from Sovjet Caucasia to Canada via Mexico. - 35 years ago! The race was Caucasian bee.