I'd like some thoughts on this. I got my 3lb package of bees about 8 days ago. I done a lot of reading and came to the conclusion that I should only use one super until they fill it up, or out. I would think the obvious sign would be the frames filling up or out toward the sides of the super. Then I'm thinking about the temps around here probably will be 90's for a while. That would suggest maybe two supers. I have a queen excluder, top board with escape, and a top covered with metal. I got a deluxe beginners kit.
As of yet I haven't checked to see if the queen is laying but I plan to do so today, tomorrow, or most likely Tuesday. Tuesday is my rotating day off and I'll have more time. Most likely I'll move the hive more in the direct sunlight to prevent (or slowdown) SHB from moving in. This will be done right at dark. I watched the shade today and I'm guessing that it only gets apx 3 hrs of direct sunlight first thing in the morning. When I placed it there I was sure it got more than that.