I live in north central North Carolina and got two colonies of bees in mid-April. I guess I'm officially a beekeeper! The problem I'm having is that I placed each colony in a deep hive box with plastic frames. I placed a shallow box on top for purposes of feeding my bees. They do not seem to be happy with the plastic in the frames! I have switched out most of the plastic for frames with wax. The bees continue to build their own wax on top of the frames in the deep. Why are they doing this? Do they have too much room? I'm taking out the wax they are building and have placed the hive top directly on top of the frames to discourage wax building, will check them tomorrow to see how they are doing. I'm interested to know if anyone else has encountered this problem and how it was handled.