i took the hive completely apart today.3 mediums filled. top box has 5 frames of brood/larva and 5 frames uncapped honey. i'm concerned that they are getting crowded.all frames are covered with bees as well as the inner cover. lots of brood and pollen in second box. also on tops of frames in second box it looks like there are queen cells. this is a package that i started in april. they were slow to start, only filling 5 frames in about a month. after they superceded my queen they really took off and filled 3 mediums. once all the brood hatches it is going to be really crowded. is it to late for them to swarm in maryland? i have pictures of the cells what do you think?
i couldn't get my pictures to download. i will try again after i submit this post. the cells stick up about a 1/4 inch past the frame.