Hi I installed a #3 package of all americans on 4/9/ 03. Ive been in the hive twice and no gloves and no stings. Lately ive noticed bees outside of the hive in late afternoons 3 or 4 at a time with little or no wings, walking away to die are they just old bees? the hive seems strong i saw lots of capped cells and plenty of larve . I got a super with foundation ect...from a local guy he said put the excluder and super on ,I did. he said i dont need 2 supers for the brood . I have a shallow should i put that on for additional space for the brood? Next question is Mites should i worry or any preventive maintence necessary yet, thanks for the help Ive been reading but havent found the answers . mal