I am preparing for when I will need to add my 2nd deep onto my hive. I have learned that you add another box when 7-8 frames have been drawn out. Just for clarification, does this mean that the entire frame has the same depth of comb over the ENTIRE foundation? Right now some of my frames have a "wave" over comb and they seem to be building the comb out first and slowly working to the sides, second.
Also, will the same bees stay and "work" the same frame their entire life, or do they move around to different frames? The reason I ask is because when my brood hatch, I will have many more bees to start helping. This will cause the comb to be drawn out faster, so I will need to make sure that I add the 2nd box early enough.
As I inspect my bees through the top of my inner cover "it is clear", I have noticed that the bees on the tops of the frames are staying in the back right corner of the hive. This is where I hung my queen cage, about 3-4 frames in and offset from the inner cover feeder hole. Shouldn't they be covering the tops of the frames wherever the rest of bees are drawing out the comb? I am waiting to see if my queen is still around and if this might be a sign of whether or not she is. That is the reason for my concern. Thanks, juzzerbee