So I have my first TBH this year that I started in mid May. It was a little late for the Spring flow, but I bought a nuc and installed it into my 4' TBH. I think things are going great. I have 8 bars of brood and 1 bar of honey. The brood area has fluctuated between being just partially full to being very full, but the hive size doesn't seem to be growing. I have found several queen cells but don't know if they are original to the nuc or if my hive has requeened. Either way it seems okay. I started with 5 bars of brood from the nuc.
So I guess I am looking for opinions. The hive has grown by 3 bars of brood and 1 of honey. I see all three stages of growth in the brood area and I look in on the bees every week or two. I just don't know if I should have more honey. If taking the honey they have will hurt the hive and when and if I should start feeding. We live in southern AZ, so mild winters, but I want to be ready.