I am a new beekeeper. I live in eastern Kentucky. I was just given a hive of bees about two weeks ago. My Uncle gave them to me because a bear destroyed his super of honey. There is only one brood box. Is this ok? It sure seems like they are crowded, they couldn't even fit in the hive until I installed a shallow super on top of the brood box.
What should I do? Should I add another brood box on top of the bottom one? And should I put a surplus super on this late or not? One more question. My bees are going in and out like crazy but there is no pollen in their baskets upon return what does this mean? Help Please.