Re: Warree TBH confusion
my advice to you is to download Abbe Emile Warre's book "The People's Hive" and get it straight from the horses mouth.
in summary, and please do download the book and get the full story...
The first two boxes are those which the swarm or shaken bees are put into.
after the bees build their comb in the two boxes, additional boxes are added underneath the stack. (usually about 2 or 3 though if a very healthy colony and very good season is predicted, sometimes more boxes).
over the season, the bess draw the combs in the lower boxes and as trhey would in a 'natural' vertical hive, the brood area is moved to the bottom most area leaving the comb in the upper most boxes to be back-filled with honey.
At the end of the summer/beginning of fall, the top most boxes, now hopefully packed with honey can be harvested and the bottom two boxes house the brood nest and winter honey stores.
That's it in a nutshell.
There is a lot more detailed and specific information in his book though.
No, I am NOT a bee "Keeper". Anything I post is just my opinion. Take it easy and think for yourself.