So I'm moving into year number 2. Boy I sure have learned a lot in my first year. Saw a hive supercede and learned how to feed the hive. It's been really cool. So here in NorCal it's been warmer than normal, 75 today, so I started feeding both sup and syrup about a month ago or so ago. First sup to build numbers early and then syrup too since the stores started to drop in the hive once they got going. Hive is strong and going like crazy. The bloom is on, they are out foraging like crazy and the hive stores are way up. The hive started to look cramped and brood looked like they were "fighting" for space. So I figured I needed to added some room to let them stretch their legs. All I had to add was another deep body so on it went. I put an excluder between the top and the second body down. I put 2 frames of brood/honey above the excluder and closed the hive up. I'm going to check the hive this week if the weather permits and see how things are going above the excluder. I've put one last bottle of syrup on to aid in the drawing of comb and that will be the last one unless this summer goes south like it very well may. Still have the blackberry bushes to bloom and that's going to be the big one since the hive is backed up to a huge mass of vines. So with all that said does anyone have any input on my actions? Good, bad or otherwise?