Hey.....I haven't even been in 100 yards of my hives-let alone OPEN ONE- since @Chikn worked me over! haha. I'm afraid Phil might be using a satellite to watch me! haha. Heck, I'm so scared I haven't even logged on here for a while. haha (actually just been busy getting ready to leave town a few days).
All that being said, and don't have a stroke Phil, but I really have been thinking its time to open a hive....but hold on....I have a reason besides my curiosity. You see, this year I started off by only using 2 boxes (in other words, both my hives only consist of a total of 2 medium boxes- no deep brood box, etc). Last year I started with 3 and added a 4th way to soon and I got to learn about how bees will not use the outside frames but instead just keep moving up as long as they have lots of space. So thanks to some of you, this year I just used 2 boxes and haen't added more. I've been thinking its probably time to do that, but as @Klondike_Mike correctly and humorously points out, I've been to scared to open my hive and see if all the frames are full! haha. Sooooo.......what say you (even you, @Chikn), should I check to see if my 2 boxes and 20 frames are all drawn? If they are, should I just add one box at a time? If they aren't, should I not add any boxes? Or should I do something else? Thanks!