Two of my hives are confusing me (Hives #1 and #6). They're both strong--one is extremely strong (hive #1). Despite slatted racks they've been hanging out on the front of the hive, even overnight and through the rain storm the other day! When I went to alleviate the problem yesterday, hive #6 actually had a massive amount of bees covering the underside of their screened bottom board! About three bees deep! Took 2 boxes of honey off hive #1 and replaced them with empty boxes. I added a new box with alternating frames of foundation and starter strip to hive #6 one without taking anything off. This morning I still found bees hanging out outside on both hives, but thankfully there were no bees on hive #6's SBB. Because of the low roof on my beeyard (6 feet. The hives are on a 21-inch bench stand, so hive #1 is stacked about 4 feet high and has 4 boxes of brood), I can't add anymore boxes to hive #1. I was thinking of moving it to a shorter stand so I could add more boxes. I'm thinking the alternative is to split that hive, but splitting is not my forte--never had much luck with it. Also discovered I have a queenless hive (hive #2) that was as strong in April as hive #1. Was thinking of taking some frames of eggs/larva/brood--or an entire box--from hive #1 and giving it to hive #2 thereby controlling the future population of hive #1. This should be interesting (ask a bunch of beekeepers a question. . .), but fire away. I want everyone's opinions! Thanks for your help.