I had combined a queenless hive with another hive a while back. Both were this year's packages. A week and a half ago, I added a shallow super on the top of the two deeps with an excluder between. My thought was to give some air space and also allow the bees to move food stores up to the top so there is more brood space below. Today, the two deeps are drawn out and although it was around noon on a sunny, windless day (amazing after the rain storms we've had here in NY), nearly all the frames were covered with bees. Two frames in the honey super have some drawn comb with honey. There are no queen cells. There are a hundred or so bees always on the "porch" during the day. I'm wondering if I should separate the two deeps and reform two hives, and if this would work if I have no queen cells. Or should I leave well enough alone? And this was the crankiest I have seen them - I walked away with my share of stings. Cabin fever? I have been thinking of sewing up about 100,000 little bee raincoats and rainhats...thunderstorms again in the forecast... Rosie PS - the other two hives, started around the same time, have one completely drawn deep and a partially drawn deep, with a honey super on top. in both these hives, the shallow super isn't drawn out. There weren't as many bees on the frames. No queen cells.