Plymouth county, Mass., here.
My one year anniversary with the bees was May 28. Foundationless. Both hives overwintered well, built up numbers well. Lots of honey and new bees now.
I put three medium supers on top of two deeps on one, and one deep super and two mediums over two deeps. I've got another couple mediums and a few shallows waiting in the wings, all with bare naked frames.
Should I add more boxes, or extract a couple of boxes from each and return the wets to their respective hive?
Our flow is still on,...well,...except for the rain and cold for the past few days,...and next couple. My wife said the bees were out and about between sprinkles today, and buzzin' like a transformer. Lots of bearding lately on one of the hives, even in the rain and damp. They're bored.
I've decided to extract most of my honey, as comb is not that plentiful right now. Maybe I'll "cut comb" a little bit later. I've got a small hand crank extractor, so I can be gentle.
Thank for your guidance.