Here is a list of articles you may wish to read. You may have already seen them in the bee mags.http://www.knology.net/~k4vb/all%20walt%20articles.htm
Note one article about supercedure. Alot of questions about this lately. I need to reread it but 3:30 am comes early :).
This one beekeepers perspective and observations. You may or may not agree but food for thought.
I also urge you to read the swarm prevention and nectar management articles!!!