Took a look at my hives today! The stronger one - bees from the abandoned hive last year - are going gangbusters. They have brood in both deeps, and there are some drone cells in the shallow on top. Some drone comb between boxes which I sadly tore asunder. I actually saw the queen! That is significant for me. She was huge, Couldn't miss her. Bees packing in nectar and pollen, and all 3 boxes full of bees. I added a super. Ground ivy in bloom, dandelions and fruit trees shortly, and black locust to follow. The smaller hive (swarm last year) is doing okay, too. They have decided to live in a "side-by-side" manner, apparently. Brood is in the southernmost 5-6 frames. and honey stores to the north. Odd, but if it works for them, it works for me. I'll put a super on these gals too. Both hives very calm to my rude intrusion. I love my bees!