This year I hived 2 new packages into new top bar hives. Obviously these hives are foundation less.
The bees are building comb at a fast rate. However, it doesn't seem to be fast enough for the queen. It is as if she is fighting with the house bees for space as they are back filling the brood nest with nectar and pollen. There is plenty of space at either end of the brood nest for expansion and storage of honey.
They've started pulling acorn cells and while I know they do that and it doesn't necessarily mean anything I am getting concerned.
Am I worrying about nothing? Should I be adding empty frames into the brood nest? Should I just leave well enough alone and let them be bees?