sounds like you are well on your way to 'bee'. Keep on keeping on, and congrats. If you have provided your little guys with a good safe home, and you wish to allow them to just bee as they will 'bee' then, just let them do as they will, and they will do it, surely. the way I typically think of beekeeping on a personal level sometimes is, thinking about how they live when they are a nuisance.... It seems to me that hives do excellent inside the walls of a house.....why? well, it is the right heat....it is designed also with airflow, and it handles condensation and moisture. the bees typically have a fairly small entrance which allows them to protect the hive, and they have lots of room to expand. They do not necessarily need varroa mite control, chemicals, bottom screens for shb's and so forth, and they often just BOOM in population without sugar water being fed to them. that is why btw your bees are so nice probably. well fed bees (as well as bees that are busy building a new home.) are happy and nice bees, in fact a lot of people use smoke, but a lot also simply use sugar water in a spray bottle. It makes the bees want to clean themselves, they eat and are happy, and they do not fly wet and sticky so much. smoke sort of scares them into thinking there is a fire in the woods and they gorge themselves on food, and huddle in protection mode. not that I don't use smoke, though, I do, as well as sugar water spray.