I'm full of basic questions it seems... I purchased Beekeeping for Dummies yesterday and in it is mentions a 7/10 rule. Once the bees have filled out 7 of the 10 frames, to add another brood box or super. For some reason, I'd thought it was "when the bees have fully filled 8 frames". Last Wednesday, while doing an inspection, our Flower Hive had nearly 8 fully drawn out frames. I'd definitely say 7 if one considered the inside sides of the two second frames. A couple things then... I'm going to requeen the hive this week. It would have been tomorrow (Tuesday) but I didn't count on Columbus Day and no mail service today. So I guess it'll be Wednesday. If I leave them alone for 3-4 days, that'll be Saturday or Sunday. Should I add a super when I check to see that she's out? Should I wait another week? Should I wait longer than that? Also, I've been feeding the hive. It's been steadily taking in 1 quart of 1:1 syrup every day for over two weeks then suddenly cut that in half. Is this because of swarm attrition or that there is a nectar flow and they're just ignoring it now? If I add the super, should I stop feeding altogether or feed a little longer until they've drawn out some comb in the super? AND, when I add the super, should I NOT put in the queen excluder at first or go ahead and put it in while I know the queen won't be up there? Thanks!