Kathyp, I understand what you're saying about the humor and jokes.
I am in my 8th yr so I am just about as new to it as you are.
I am in a squeeze right now. We had a really good early flow here in central Ga. and I didn't have enough ready supers. Now I have another swarm in a tree to high for me to work with.
I have set up a deep hive body under it and put sugar syrup in it. I got one Easter weekend like that. They stayed up 4 days and came to the box.
I had one deep box and three medium's on it,"it was the biggest" swarm I've ever seen. I have added another super allready and the brood is in the third box from the bottom.
This swarm is about the smallest I've seen, so one deep should do it.
Sorry for getting too far out in left field, on the CCD forum.