Earlier this year, maybe 4 month ago, I purchased 2 active hives from a local beekeeper. Each of the hives had 3 of the boxes, I also purchased from him 2 more of the boxes with the frames for them. I put the new boxes on top maybe 6weeks ago and left them alone. Today I went and had a look and installed an excluder on each hive. Each hive has honey in the top box and nothing else in the top box, no brood, no pollen, at least as far as I can tell.One hive the top box is pretty much full, the other is maybe half or a bit more. I have read a book on beekeeping from the library, and now I am going to buy one. But can I just get some guidelines for now. When do I take the honey, how much do I take, and when do I treat for mites? Thanks!