My hive has two deeps. The bottom hive has 7 frames drawn out on both sides. The top has maybe 6 frames drawn out on both sides. Should I wait until they've drawn out comb on all of my frames before adding a honey super?
I would do in this situation so that I lift brood frames in one punch. Lower box propably has more brood than upper. Bees are not able to keep warm the whole hive and it makes build up slow.
- honey comb next to wall or pollen comb. Then brood combs.
- the rest foundation and drawn combs to the lower box.
So the bees may expand the radius of brood patch in frames and get more workers.
So the hive has 13 frames occupied and 7 waits expanding.
Now you just follow weekly the expansion on the colony. When the lower box is half full bees, add the super. The lower box has reserve to expand.
In July the colony should be capable to forage real yield and it should have 4-5 boxes and it is a real hive.