I am a novice bee keeper. I started with a 4 frame Nuc at the end of may. The nuc I got was stuffed with bees and they have not slowed down since. I am working with deep langstroth boxes. At the moment the bees have filled their two brood boxes, are capping the first deep super and drawing out the second. My only worry seems to be that I have too many bees. I have about one or two thousand of them that hang out on and above the landing board and the hive is bursting at the seams. Yet they have not built any swarm cells or anything like that. I am still amazed at how gentle they are. I have never work any protective equipment with them and have no stings to show for it. I peek at my bees every day, like a kid at christmas and all I read is bee books. What a great hobby.