Stupid question: Beekeepers say not to provide more space in a hive than the bees can cover, but how do we know this? When I'm inspecting in the middle of the day, I can't know how many bees are covering the frames to know if there is too much space or not. The stupid part of the questions is should I bee checking at dusk when everyone's home? Isn't this counter to the rule of checking when the girls are out so it's less hassle? Should I adopt a rotating schedule where one time I check during the day and one time at dusk? Right now, I check every two weeks at mid-day (and in Fla. that tells you how dedicated I am). I would be happy to check at dusk. But then checking bees numbers only once/month might mean I'd miss an upcoming swarm, especially during flows. Suggestions? PS I used to check the hives less, but paid for that in swarms and wax moths and hive beetles.