I have a second year Russian hive with two brood boxes, and they are doing great. But, the top brood box is packed with honey instead of brood so I am wondering if a second brood box is really needed. I know they need room to grow but couldn't I use supers and one brood box? The setup would be one brood box, queen excluder and two supers to start with so at least I could extract some of the honey instead of looing at it.
Thanks for the help,