I hived two packages on drawn comb. Right now, they are in one deep each. The queens were released a few days ago, by Saturday. We have a decent flow on--apples, dandelions, etc., weather has been ok for flying so far, and I see the bees bringing in nectar and pollen.
Do you think they'll be ready for a second deep a week after queen release, since they're already on drawn comb? Or should I check them more quickly? I don't want to disturb them unnecessarily, but I also don't want the girls to get too crowded.