One of my Russian packages is really expanding. I started this hive with 11 frames, one foundationless frame in the center and 5 sc starter strip frames on each side (housel positioned). They have been hived for 3 weeks. Yesterday, when I inspected them, they had drawn comb perfectly spaced on all 11 frames. 9 of the 11 frames were fully drawn across the top and most of them were drawn about 50% of the way to the bottom of the frame a few were a little further but none had reached the bottom bar. All nine frames were loaded with open and capped brood in the center and surrounded with about 1" of honey and pollen. The last two frames were drawn about 1/3 the way across the top and about 4" down and were mostly new comb with some honey and pollen.
Is this hive ready for a second deep or should I wait for them to draw the frames out a little more?
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